Join me begining Sunday, March 6th for my Three Sundays online series
THE EDGE YOU CARRY WITH YOU
Becoming Visible While Carrying What is Hidden as A Gift to Others
MARCH 6th, 13th and 20th
10:00am Pacific Time
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Our wounds and traumas are not just a difficult personal inheritance, nor are they meant to be completely ‘healed’ or forgotten.
Our physical sense of having been hurt is not only our only true foundation of compassion for others and the pain they carry, but the doorway through which we may fully appear in the world again: a doorway through which we might give our creative gifts against all the odds, a portal through which we will manifest our ideas in good work that takes others into consideration and also, importantly, a pathway by which our own difficulties enable us to change our society for the better.
Every society around the world is opening up at a different pace, according to the way it is holding its own conversation between fear and possibility; a mirror image of the way each of us individually is attempting to do the same thing. But the overall impetus, both at an individual and a societal level, is toward re-emergence and in a way, a re-dedication and reformulation of our unspoken and hidden promises. We are transforming our old, unspoken promises in order to transform our new, spoken promises. We are all emerging into this post-viral world together, but whatever world we emerge into will have many radically different outer forms into which we will have to carry many tried and ancient inner resources: powers of attention and attentiveness and I might say, self-confidence, combined with courageous speech, which are poetry’s special provenance.
In these three Sunday sessions we will look at the phenomenon of inner hidden courage combined with outer movement that turns into good work. We will look at the way any new qualities we might have discovered may have come through having stopped our onward way during our lockdown, in ways that might have radically transformed the understanding of our destination.
Thank you for joining me once again, and in advance for helping create an extraordinary atmosphere of enquiry, which I experience only seemingly alone in my study, only seemingly so far away, only seemingly at one remove, but with an actual and absolute sense of contact.
Three Sundays Testimonials
These beautiful sessions have buoyed me so through the months - now nearly years - of this pandemic. Your words have spoken to me for many years (The House of Belonging is still my favorite, all the pages well worn and the binding frayed). Your choices of theme and poems always seemed divinely timed to what I needed to hear, or to ponder. My creativity has soared, and I have been inspired to let go of old wants and dreams that no longer fit, to be less "hard on myself for wanting what I want," and to really accept that I deserve to have the life I want. Each time, I have been very moved by what you say and how you've said it. Thank you for being a voice of inspiration, kindness, acceptance, and honesty through this strangely beautiful and transformative time.
Tremendous possibilities now in focus, realizing the wisdom behind thinking and living with the theme that no matter what, “ everything is still possible.” Can’t thank you enough. Every session gets better and better.
Since I’ve followed your Sundays series beginning in January this year, I’ve gained perspective I why I’m still here (on the planet.) Because of illness and separation from family, I could not see beyond my own misery. Writing didn’t come easily UNTIL I stopped. Thank you for taking us deep into the inner journey. A new door has opened, actually it’s an old, old garden gate and my job was to untangle the overgrowth that was hiding it. Blessings!
"Each time, I have been very moved by what you say and how you've said it. Thank you for being a voice of inspiration, kindness, acceptance, and honesty through this strangely beautiful and transformative time."
- Participant, Three Sundays Series
THE EDGE YOU CARRY WITH YOU begins Sunday, March 6th at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Seminar Works
THE EDGE YOU CARRY WITH YOU is centered around three 75-minute livestream sessions delivered via Zoom webconferencing software.
In addition, David will present you with Tiny Disciplines in and after each session, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life, and also to hold the thread between the three Sundays.
3 Livestream Sessions with Q+A
Each session will include an hour long talk followed by a 15-minute Q+A.
You will receive preparatory materials offering food for thought for creating an environment to engage with the seminar, as well as a detailed resource document for each session.
In each session David will offer one or more Tiny Daily Disciplines, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life and hold the thread between sessions.