a one day workshop at mindfulness.ie with Emma Philbin Bowman
'the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams'
Whatever age we are, each of us wishes to live with meaning and joy. Much of our satisfaction comes from finding a balance between being true to what brings us pleasure, and giving the best of ourselves in ways that matter. Calling unites these possibilities, and developing our attunement to a personal sense of calling is a precious ally in creating happier and more fulfilling futures. Elements of Calling are often subtle, but when we pay attention to them, life deepens and becomes more vivid.
On this workshop, we devote a day to deepening our connection with Calling. For some of us that will be to refine our sense of a particular calling; and for some to stumble upon or clarify a purpose we have missed or underappreciated. Whatever we bring to the day, each is supported in clarifying our visions and uncovering our hunches and instincts about what matters most to us now.
We will draw on ideas from James Hillman - who wrote an exceptional book on calling in The Soul's Code - John Dewey - who had a rounded understanding of the breadth and multiplicity of Callings in any human life, and the Japanese concept of Ikigai.
These voices invite us to rediscover the territory of calling in a rich, open way.
We will work in a safe, supportive and confidential way, attempting to shed fresh light on each of these themes. Through a blend of theoretical input, inquiry exercises, brief meditations, and group engagement, each person will be supported to make fresh contact with how these issues affect them, and re-orient their sense of meaning and purpose. The emphasis will be on exploring this territory from an embodied, available presence. We aim to deepen our understanding of what has spoken to us in our quietest moments, and to clarify what is most vital in our lives and worthy of energy and commitment. Certificates of attendance are available on request. Max participants 16.
Booking: €80 http://www.emmapb.com/the-power-of-calling