Before a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of Gregg Braden. After being asked if I’d be interested in covering his event here in Fort Collins, I did some minimal digging on him. Everywhere, I found the following photo of him:
And I gathered that he’s a new-age science-y author and speaker guy. In the last couple months, I’ve found myself entrenched in the new thought / spiritual world, and so documenting a Gregg Braden event fits in.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned since being around the new thought / spiritual people, is to show up when and where you’re told to without asking questions or having specific expectations. And so, I showed up Friday morning when Leap! and Bella Spark interviewed Gregg on camera, and I showed up Friday evening when he did his talk at the Lincoln Center. The experience of meeting this man and listening to him speaking, and hearing his message renews my hope in the world, in humanity and in myself. I don’t need science to believe in love, but when a person has a scientifically researched statement for the beauty of love, and the amazing changes it can make… well, I’m hooked.
Having met Gregg, heard him laugh, and talk and crack jokes, I don’t think the photo of him used everywhere does him justice. He is so full of life, full of warmth and kindness… I would like people to see him the way I do.
I’ll soon be on a steady regimen of reading his books, and hopefully will have the opportunity to meet him again. Oh, and the gremlins in my computer? Well, once I started editing these photos, gremlins in my computer decided to turn it off randomly, every 10 minutes or so. Coincidence? I don’t know… but I’ve seen an entire web server go down when someone is about to give a powerful message, and I’ve heard it happen to others as well. I don’t get it, but it’s an interesting world…