Stories of the Journey Home - Storytelling show

Stories of the Journey Home - Storytelling

Summary: Experience the incredible storytelling of master storyteller Leo Sofer. Each story, intricately woven, shines with a wisdom rarely found in our modern world. A new story every week.

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 The One Life We All Share | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:27

The King was desperate. His family suppers were driving him to distraction. All the bickering, backstabbing and rivalry. When would this family learn to start treating each other with consideration and respect? He had tried putting things in the food, … Continue reading →

 Sailing to the East | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:21

I’ve been aware of my tendency to over-plan my life for a while now, but lately it’s becoming clearer to me what sits at the root of this habit. The deepest longing I know is to give to life: to … Continue reading →

 The Challenge of Balance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:39

My friend Annika walks the slack line. It’s a length of flat webbing strung between two trees in her garden and it teaches her all about presence. Why presence? Because Annika struggles to meditate. Sitting still makes her nervous, but … Continue reading →

 Rediscovering Mystery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:42

For thousands of years our ancestors would tell stories about the Great Mystery. On every continent, and in every climate where humans had learned to survive, the stories they told addressed the question “how did we get here?” That’s such … Continue reading →

 The Elixir of Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:08

If everyone on the planet were happy and content, it would not be about food. Having enough food would cure hunger, but it would not create happiness and contentment. If all humans could be free of war and other scourges, … Continue reading →

 The Washerwoman and the Lord’s Ring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:31

Here is a story that rocked me to the core. Some of its images have stayed with me ever since I first received it last summer. It addresses shame, which in my experience one of the hardest emotions to identify … Continue reading →

 Finding Your Purpose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:24

Before the modern age, a person’s course in life was defined by what their parents had done. All of that’s changed now, of course: a very familiar trope in Hollywood movies involves the protagonist saying “No, Dad! I don’t want … Continue reading →

 Stories for Lockdown | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:23

When the lockdown started, the words I often heard people using were “scary” and “frightening”. A few weeks later the word pinging around in my inbox was “bizarre”. Currently it looks like “the new normal” might be the phrase. I’m … Continue reading →

 The Weaver and the King | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:27

The current crisis asks me to live as if what is mine today might be gone tomorrow. It invites me to find my peace with uncertainty by raising my inner game. Two essential questions get stirred up by all this: … Continue reading →

 Claire’s Unbreakable Hair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:37

Here’s a story for children all about that within us which cannot be destroyed. It tells of a girl whose hair cannot be cut. Although creating havoc in her family and early relationships, this strangely resilient (and eventually very long!) … Continue reading →

 A Christmas Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:50

When I was a child my mother would buy a big Christmas tree every December and we’d all decorate it with baubles, tinsel and fairy lights. One Christmas eve, aged fourteen years old, I took a walk outside in the … Continue reading →

 The Essence of Healing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:49

What is the essence of healing? Where does responsibility for our healing journey lie? These are big questions, and I took a deep dive into them with Dr Cathy Holway recently. I don’t know anyone I’d rather explore this territory … Continue reading →

 The Ferryman’s Gift | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:01

I saw the film “Wonder” recently. It’s a sweet movie, telling the story of a boy who is born deformed and spends much of his childhood not wanting to be seen. It showed how shame can get a hold of … Continue reading →

 The Monk’s Message | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:28

This time last year I recognised that I had been walling myself off from the many crises that humanity is facing. I had been trying to create a bubble of calm in a sea of chaos, and the resulting isolation … Continue reading →

 My Story of Gratitude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:10

Earlier this year I called a Story Circle on the theme of Gratitude. I got a lot of very touching responses, which I took with me into an intuitive storytelling session. The story that came, however, led me through a … Continue reading →


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