Nanoseconds are now familiar ways to measure time. Clicking, dragging, dropping, deleting, linking, texting, blogging, all keep us moving faster than the pulse of our planet, our bodies, and the beat of our hearts.
The practice of Mindfulness is a type of awareness training, a step-by-step process for stabilizing the mind. Mindfulness is an extremely effective method for managing stress and reactivity. You can practice Mindfulness any time, anywhere.
Intuition and writing work hand in hand. Good intuition is often anchored in writing and soulful writing opens up and allows intuition to guide. The two together create a powerful combination that expands the creative process beyond the usual boundaries of rational thinking.
This workshop is based on Mark’s New York Times #1 bestseller The Book of Awakening, which Oprah Winfrey chose as one of her “Ultimate Favorite Things.” Mark and the book were featured in an interview with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWNTV. The book has been translated into more than twenty languages. Beloved as a teacher, poet, and storyteller, Mark is a gentle guide on our journey to discover our personal truths.
The workshop will explore our ongoing need to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships we encounter. It is an invitation to personalize the common and unrepeatable journey we all encounter in being human. Topics will include “Being Kind,” “Meeting the World,” “The Stones in the Way,” “The Need to Continue,” “To Know Someone Deeply”, “The Pain of Becoming,” “The Magic of Peace,” and “Facing Sacred Moments.” Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling and dialogue, Mark will invite participants to befriend their own stories and listen for their own wisdom in this reflective and transformational gathering. This workshop is an invitation to engage with profound and life-giving material that will deepen the way you perceive and relate to the world.
Bring a journal
“We travel so far only to land where we are. We imagine other lives, only to meet who we are. We seek out love in special ways, only to find everyone is special. Humbly, we can’t avoid this journey. It is precisely through it that, if blessed, we wake to the life we want by being present to the life we have. In this timeless, common way, we venture out into the life of experience, only to rediscover more deeply what lives at the center. In this way, as our soul meets the days, we are always beginning. In this way, our very lives are a book of awakening, just waiting to be read by our heart and lived on our path.”
This three day retreat reconnects women to their natural creative strength, innate compassion and inspirational wisdom, allowing everyone present to express her own unique inner beauty and power and hence fulfill her destiny.