“There is nothing permanent except change.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus drew the ultimate lesson for the human condition: as material beings we live in a world of flux, moreover we are flux. He observed that humans, as physical bodies, live in a state of metamorphosis, continually growing and evolving.
Rather than fight this flux, Heraclitus maintained that we should embrace it as the very essence of our existence.
For our fourth podcast series, writer and broadcaster Laura Barton explores the theme of Flux & Flow, how we navigate change and the forces that steer our lives. Join Laura as she meets with priest and writer Marie-Elsa Bragg, publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove, author, journalist and broadcaster Joan Bakewell and author Emma Jane Unsworth. With each interview, we discover how the changing self is something to celebrate, and how we all have the capacity for great change and innovation.
The episodes will be released weekly throughout October and November. The podcasts are presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.
Kicking off our Flux & Flow series, Laura Barton meets priest, writer and spiritual director, Marie-Elsa Bragg in a small park that stands between two churches in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Discussing Marie-Elsa’s early career as a dancer, the devastating loss of her mother, her quiet route to faith, and how 2020 is a real time for keeping vigil.