Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest – a bodhisattva in action

I don’t know if Kate Tempest would describe herself as a bodhisattva, but to me she’s the perfect embodiment of what that would look like in the form of a performance poet. Here she is at Glastonbury in 2015, more than holding her own (full set here):

“Know the wolves that hunt you, in time, they will be the dogs that bring your slippers.”

I wanted to share this video of Kate Tempest doing her thing as only she can because it’s a perfect sync. I’m busy writing my new book about mind training for writers based on Buddhist lojong slogans and the process has been beset by synchronicity and instant karma. More on that soon, but I was working on the slogan Don’t be a fake when she launched her new epic poem on the BBC.

I watched Let Them Eat Chaos, transfixed. Here’s a woman who never holds back, never pulls her punches, and is always exactly who she is. Fearlessly authentic and real and fierce and compassionate. A true inspiration. A bodhisattva in action.

3 thoughts on “Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest – a bodhisattva in action

  1. Thank you, Jessica! Amazing and astonishing. I had no idea such a thing was even possible. I will be reading more.

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  2. Wow, thank you! I am blown away by the powerful poetry of Kate Tempest who I had not even heard about before. Her delivery of her poem “Hold your own” was spellbinding. I am still catching my breath. How inspiring, how real, how wise! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!

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