Shaken? But Not Stirred When Things Fall Apart
A 12-Week Series with Karuna
8:00am central time (60 minutes with an optional 15 minutes to chat in small groups at the end), Thursdays
2 June – 18 August 2022
We’ll take two weeks off before starting the next module.[ convert to your time zone ]
Each Thursday morning session will be an invitation to restore and recharge your battery, recommit to your personal well-being, and to lean into finding ground when life is groundless and a mind that is vast when everything around us is begging us to close down. Thursday mornings are meant to be a refueling station of compassion, lovingkindness, equanimity, and empathetic joy mixed with a little f*ck yes of friendship and glitter.
In this module, we will be leaning on Pema Chödrön’s book, “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.”
“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. ” ― Pema Chödrön
We’ll explore how to use painful and/or difficult experiences to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage. Likewise, we’ll examine what could be helpful in chaotic situations or when habitual patterns surface (again) in our life. Gently we’ll acknowledge what those habitual patterns are and also how they have served us in the past. Perhaps we’ll decide what next we want to pick up and put down. Mid-year is a wonderful time to take inventory and decide if any calibrating would better serve us for the rest of the year.