Musician, writer, and artist Bunny Micheal joins Raghu on the Mindrolling Podcast to talk about how we can bring awareness and acceptance to all aspects of ourselves.
Join Raghu and Bunny at the next Ram Dass Legacy Immersion Retreat – at Camp Arnaz in Ojai CA
Bunny Michael is a femme presenting non-binary rapper, actor, author and visual artist best known for their Higher Self meme project on Instagram. Their work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, HuffPost, Paper Magazine, Dazed and Confused, and Vice. In 2018 they toured the U.S. and Europe as a support act for world-renowned Swedish electronic musician Fever Ray. They host a digital show for Vice’s Broadly Channel called “Broadly Hotline”. Bunny also played the role of Bea on Season 2 of HBO’s hit show, “High Maintenance”. Follow Bunny on Instagram and keep up with their upcoming projects at bunnymichael.com.
Accepting Our Many Sides
Bunny talks about their artwork which seeks to remind us of our higher self, while at the same time honoring our lesser self and all the flaws that come with it. They share the journey that led them towards inner exploration and the pursuit of their higher self.
“We are not quite there yet, and that is ok.” – Bunny Micheal
Getting Honest With Ourselves (18:10)
Raghu and Bunny talk about the struggle we all go through trying to stay honest with ourselves, seeing where we fall short and accepting ourselves for all we have to offer – good and bad.
“I think that the people who are trying hard to be their best self are the same people who are hard on themselves, because they don’t know the line between trying to do better and self-criticism.” – Bunny Micheal
Explore practices for waking up from the movie of “me” and getting honest with ourselves on Ep. 269 of the Mindrolling Podcast
Remembering the Moment (38:20)
Bunny reflects on the importance of bearing witness to the process of failure and success and remembering to come back to the present moment when we get overwhelmed.
“Us being able to be here now means being able to be still.” – Raghu Markus