Some of you know I was a political scientist prior to becoming a contemplative psychotherapist. In the spirit of all the swirling change:
Join me for a timely, important course about politics in which the teacher, Charles Eisenstein, offers an inspiring vision for how each of us can play a role in bringing about a much deeper political revolution than mere victory.
It’s free August 3 to 12. Sign up at www.onecommune.com/hope
And, if you need more information, here’s his welcome letter:
Hi everyone, I am looking forward to engaging you in this journey, and feeling a little bit of heightened awareness of the kind one might feel before treading through a minefield 🙂 However, despite the rancor of the political climate today, I am confident that we can engage this topic in a special way.
Instead of patronizing you with guidelines about being respectful, I would like to invoke the principle of reverence. Reverence is the awareness that one is addressing sacred beings. It is not the same as solemnity; it includes humor, playfulness, and ease as well.
To maintain reverence means noticing habits of polarization and judgment that arise when one is challenged by difficult information or difficult emotions. Inevitably our group will mirror the divisions and conflicts of the outside world. The answer is not to avoid them or to plow them over with positivity. Rather, I invite us to help each other…
– Hold anger without diverting it onto hate
– Hold grief without diverting it onto despair
– Hold compassion without diverting it onto pity
– Interpret each other’s words generously
– Let go of being right and seeming smart