“To have any chance of knowing joy, we must love everything in the way.” —Mark Nepo
The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters and make good use of our heart. The path to love and truth depends on this journey. By fully living the one life we’re given, we reveal the wisdom that waits in our heart.
Based on Mark Nepo’s new book, this workshop affirms how precious our one life is and how we must strive to be fully alive, care for each other, and be of use in the world. The One Life We’re Given offers a path of soulwork that can help us find our way, as Nepo puts it, “to discover the story behind the story, and to find what can last.”
Using ancient and contemporary stories, poetry, journaling, and dialogue, we delve into what it means to make our way through pain and sorrow, keeping our eyes open as we work our way into grace. Through conflict and joy, and love and loss, we’re asked to craft and weave our soul into our life journey. This is how we become instruments of love and truly inhabit the one life we’re given.