Living with Courage
At this time, the noise and vitriolic exchanges in the outer world seem especially vexatious. More than ever we need a place to quiet our hearts and find what is there. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our inner and outer lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, as well as insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions.
This retreat, grounded in Parker J. Palmer’s Circle of Trust approach, offers you the opportunity to glimpse your own inner wholeness, to rejoin soul and role, even in a world that feels divided. This is a creative endeavor that asks us to reclaim our own story. Our lives are more than our experiences; they are how we make meaning from those experiences.
“Here is one way to understand the relationships in a Circle of Trust: they combine unconditional love, or regard, with hopeful expectancy, creating a space that both safeguards and encourages the inner journey. In such a space, we are freed to hear our own truth, touch what brings us joy, become self-critical about our faults, and take risky steps toward change.” ~ Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness.