The Whole View, Season 3 Ep 46: How to Be Love(d) w/ Humble the Poet

Welcome Kanwer Singh, professionally known as Humble the Poet, to the Whole View! This week, Stacy and Humble the Poet discuss unlearning, compassion, and challenging conventional ideas about love.

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Key Takeaways from How to be Love(d)

Introductions

  • Kanwer Singh, professionally known as Humble The Poet, is a Toronto-born rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, internationally bestselling author, and former elementary school teacher.
  • What began as reciting spoken word poetry in coffee shops to impress girls, evolved into a creative adventure that has spanned the last 10 years; crossing genres, mediums and oceans.
  • Humble admits he’s made mistakes along the way, and he shares the lessons he’s learned for all those looking to have a better life. A theme of a lot of what he writes and shares is “unlearning”.

How to Be Love(d)

  • Stacy discusses the Harvard Happiness Study and finding purpose in being a foster parent and “giving back”. Humble explains that in Sikh pholosphy, it’s what allows you to realize you’re part of something bigger than youserlf. Everyone wants to feel like they matter.
  • Humble believes we judge because we’re insecure, and we’re insecure because we judge, and those insecurities blocks our flow of loved. It’s okay to say “I don’t know” or “I don’t have enough information”. Ask more questions.
  • Furthermore, you don’t have to understand someone’s beliefs or perspectives to respect them, you just have to show human decency. Seek out people that think, live, love, and believe differently than you do.
  • Let’s keep getting better at what we do. Because what that will also do is feed our self-respect. When we feed our respect, we’ll spend less time chasing self-esteem, which is what everyone else thinks of us. That is a core ingredient for realizing more love within.

Next Steps

  • Practice being vulnerable with yourself and others. Vulnerability doesn’t have to be 0 or 100, you can find things in betwen to share with others.  Journaling and prayer (traditional & non-religous) are ways you can be vulnerable with yourself, as it invokes honesty.
  • Take the journey of asking questions and showing gratitude, which also is away to be vulnerable.
  • The simple yet not obvious truth about self-love is that you can love yourself the way you love other people. Realize that there may have been some gaps in your upbringing, but as an adult, you can work on identifying those and becoming your own nuturing parent.

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