Can we talk? Can we talk? Can we listen?
Awkward? Uncomfortable? Afraid to say what you feel or think? Choosing your words feels like picking your way through a minefield. Blindsided by the behavior of someone you believed to be like-minded? These are our common human responses when another person’s words or behavior express a worldview that appears foreign, challenging, or even dangerous. Can we move through our visceral reaction and talk across such an apparent gulf? Can we talk? - Do we have enough presence and skill? Some awareness of our own biases and their origins? Enough openness and curiosity to listen?
In the next session of What Makes Us One, we will explore these questions. On October 22, 9:30-12:00, via Zoom, join us for a morning of virtual learning, reflection, conversation, and sharing of stories and insights, including time in break-out groups.
Sara Eisenberg, our presenter, is a healer, herbalist, activist and elder. A life-long learner, Sara draws on her many years of questioning, practice, training, and experience as a guide, facilitator and educator in community, academic, and spiritually-based settings. She is the founder of A Life of Practice, her online home where she integrates her work in Nondual Kabbalistic Healing, Herbal Medicine and Radical Inclusion, the inner work of race and gender. alifeofpractice.com
If you have joined us in the past, you know that, in this time of alienation and fragmentation, the What Makes Us One series seeks to provide opportunities to trace the web of our connectedness: to our true selves, each other, creation, and God, through the prism of poetry, spirituality, science, history, and human rights. If you would like to register for our October 22 session, “Can We Talk?” please email Suzy Blackburn (email@example.com) by October 14.