Reverend Ed Bacon was rector of the largest Episcopal Church in the Western United States for over 20 years. He continued the church's long tradition of working for LGBTQ rights, furthering their interfaith and peace objectives and since retiring continues to make a difference in the world each and every day. 

A favorite guest on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday series, Ed's book 8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind reminds us why.  The book is full of the wisdom we all love:  simple, elegant and easily accessible for all faiths and all levels of personal transformation.  He and his book are heart-opening and love-inspired.

In this interview Ed shares his thoughts on how we can take care of our hearts in this world that can feel more full of fear than love.  He talks about how we can heal our individual and collective pains around the topics of Anthony Bourdain's recent suicide, school shootings,  and more.  He gives many helpful tips for heart healing and heart care: developing a stillness practice, cultivating a gentle and sweet heart, sharing love, raising children as divine beings, and connecting through love and God... and more!

About midway through the interview, Bacon mentions this bit of inspiration from Aminatta Forna, which is definitely worth a listen: PBS News Hour with Aminatta Forna


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