I love many things about Jennifer Louden, but what I love most is her willingness to be utterly transparent.
In interviews, on stage and in writing she’s upfront and honest, sharing her insight and occasionally her conclusions while also exposing her experience of “living the questions”. Her quest is of the epic type: to be more awake, to lean into pain so as to find what’s beyond it, to undertake a sheroe’s journey. She doesn’t pretend to have answers when she doesn’t. Instead, she quotes the sages, she weaves wonderful stories and she cracks jokes at her own expense. She’s a profoundly humble teacher.
And as you probably already know, Jen is uber wise, whip smart and deeply rooted in spirituality. She’s a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker and facilitator, and a successful businesswoman. (Yes, she’s been on Oprah.) She recently closed down The Comfort Cafe, a website and online gathering place for women that encouraged self-care and kindness, so that she could immerse herself fully in a year- long experiment called Savor And Serve The World; an open-ended exploration into the intersection of heart’s desire and making a difference. We might say that this was to prepare the way for her next unfurling.
Jen’s unfurling is about learning to put making art before making money. She’s recently aware that the business part of her takes precedence over her heart’s desire, and she’s figuring out how to change that. She wants to listen to her heart, to give it air and some room and some time to grow. And it scares her.
I find this so beautiful, and so brave.
Kick back and have a listen to our chat. Notice how comfortable Jen is with her journey. And don’t miss my favorite line:
I’m metabolizing all that has happened, and I’m using it to evolve.
Unfurling: The Series
with Jennifer Louden
Find Jen online at www.jenniferlouden.com.