Episode 4: Accepting the Gifts of Solitude & Mortality

The Intersection

Oct 21 2022 • 33 mins

Hosted by Jennifer Abe, Loyola Marymount University

In this fourth and final episode of The Intersection, “Accepting the Gifts of Solitude & Mortality,” memoirist Howard Axelrod of Loyola University Chicago and religious studies scholar Gary Laderman of Emory University explore how the practice of solitude and the contemplation of mortality can help people to identify horizons of meaning in their lives and in their work.

How might the experience of solitude and the contemplation of mortality help people in their search for wholeness? Can a deeper sense of their physical embodiment enable people to become better thinkers? How can examining the boundaries and limits of consciousness help people to live with greater freedom and authenticity?

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