Every time I read the writings of Alexander Lowen, I come away feeling a little sad. I’ve read very few authors who truly get to the heart of an issue and talk about the root causes of the numerous problems we face in the world. So rarely do we discuss what it means to really “live” one’s life. Most of the people around me seem stuck in the struggle to merely survive. Hardly anyone I know is “vibrantly alive”.
Why do so many of us feel trapped in life? Whether it’s fear, pessimism, or past wounds, it’s hard to shake this deep, buried feeling that something is wrong. We stay stuck in meaningless jobs, settle for unfulfilling relationships, hide behind image, money, status… and in such ways pay a huge price simply to feel safe and secure. Yet, peace and fulfillment seem elusive. Is there a way to get beyond the familiar status quo in order to genuinely find peace? How does one know whether a change is truly worth the risk?
I hope you will join us on Saturday, October 30th as we present, Finding Peace: When security comes at too high a price. Our very own Barbara English will be presenting this next workshop in our collaborative series with The Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA). All details are below and on the website.
Wishing you peace and “aliveness”,
When security comes at too high a price
Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
Saturday, October 30 2010
9:30a – 1:00p
University of San Diego
Manchester Conference Center
5998 Alcala Park I
San Diego, CA 92110
Why is “insecurity” so common in our culture? Why do we stay in meaningless jobs and settle for unfulfilling relationships? Does the familiar really provide safety? How does this play out at the societal level? Why does “national security” trump everything else?
Join us for this presentation where we tackle the deep-seated reasons behind our quest for “security” that is so pervasive in our society.
This is a not-for-profit event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Advance registration is required. Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information.
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“The defenses we erect to protect us create the very condition we are trying to avoid. Thus, when someone builds a castle to protect his liberty, he ends up as a prisoner in his own castle because he dares not leave it.”
– Alexander Lowen