Life’s Journey: Living a purposeful life
Self-discovery, taking charge of one’s life, being flexible enough to positively respond to life’s unexpected challenges and sometimes; disappointments and to use them to thrive.
This workshop will begin by diagnosing a common problem and that is lack of awareness that one is actually on a journey. This idea will be developed through two stories; the first a personal experience on a speed awareness course and the second about the nineteenth century Hapsburg Empress Elizabeth (Sisssi) and her compulsive travel. Both of these stories convey strong messages about the journey of life.
Participants will then break into pairs to examine and discuss a number of intriguing texts. These include passages from T.S Elliot, Henry David Thoreau, a text from a Hasidic Master and a story from the Grimm Brother’s fairy tales. Following this we will reconvene as a group for feedback and for a discussion led by Naftali.The second part of the workshop will focus on overcoming the tendency to overprescribe the course and value of our lives. The meaning of success and purpose can be fluid so long as one is open to life and its endless possibilities.
A combination of frontal lecturing, socratic dialogue, textual study, and group discussion.