Free Mind Sessions: Emancipating people from mental slavery

Source: Daily Nation

By IVY NYAYIEKA

“A free minded person is someone who has let go of other people’s perceptions. All of the things that hold them back personally. So whether that is how society, friends, family, judge them and their choices… It’s when they can let that go and make their own decisions in life and do what makes them happy.” – Mark Muchiru, an attendant of  one of the eight monthly sessions.

Free Mind Sessions hopes to give Kenyans space to engage with each other.

Free Mind Sessions hopes to be the middleman and provide a space where Kenyans can engage with each other outside of small friend groups, bursting the bubble of family WhatsApp groups and the social media timelines of like-minded people.   Photo by Eric Muru

 

What would happen in a world where each of us first existed only as a bodiless creature comprising a brain and a soul and then, in the afterlife, gained our bodies?

Nyacomba Githu, the founder of Free Mind Sessions, imagines that we would be more tolerant and not judge people for superficial reasons: “If we were just souls with a brain, we would be more accepting of one another. We would be connecting.”

That is the community Githu hopes to create through Free Mind Sessions.

Mark Muchiru, who attended one of the eight monthly sessions this season, says, “A free minded person is someone who has let go of other people’s perceptions. All of the things that hold them back personally. So whether that is how society, friends, family, judge them and their choices… It’s when they can let that go and make their own decisions in life and do what makes them happy.”

In Summary

  • Before every session, the core team, comprising five women, conceptualises a theme.
  • The theme can cover social life, work life or issues affecting creatives & thinkers.
  • Quiz nights are the most light-hearted sessions and are a great break in between discussions.


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