Apr 19, 2023
Humble the Poet goes deep about all things self-love, romantic
love, overcoming societal pressures, and the true value of
self-awareness and vulnerability. He highlights a few concepts from
his new book, “How to Be Love(d): Simple Truths for Going Easier on
Yourself, Embracing Imperfection, & Loving Your Way to a Better
We all want a better, easier life, and we all want love. We all
want to love and be loved… but what stops us from experiencing that
and how can we create more pathways for love to enter our lives?
That’s what we’re exploring in this episode.
Humble the Poet (Kanwer Mahl) is a Canadian-born artist, rapper,
spoken-word poet, international best-selling author, and former
elementary school teacher with a wildly popular blog with over
100,000 monthly readers. He is the author of “Unlearn”, “Things No
One Else Can Teach Us”, and most recently, “How to Be Love(d)”.
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- Humble the Poet sheds light on his upbringing as a child of
immigrants, from the fomo of celebrating holidays to the subtle
awards for Americanizing yourself.
- What is society? What is society trying to pressure you to do?
When you reflect on that, you begin to see the distinction between
reward and punishment, needs and wants, truth and falsehoods.
- Why is it so hard to find love or to keep love? If you find
yourself thinking that in a relationship, ask yourself: is this
actually love? Love should not be demanding anything of you, other
than honesty and presence.
- Humble shares the meaning behind his quote: “Love is the
breeze, the work that we have to do is to open the sail.”
- Vulnerability is the key that unlocks love in all forms. If you
don’t have love in your life, maybe your sail is just closed. How
is vulnerability different than honesty? Tune in to hear Humble’s
- Humble describes why we should abandon the concept of good and
- We’re more in control of our relationship with ourselves. If we
were kinder on ourselves, it’d be easier to be kinder to
- One of the biggest mistakes we make with love is measuring its
value through a timeline. Love doesn’t have a timeline. To Humble,
it’s all about creating pathways of love.