Wisdom means seeing into the heart of things,
beneath the surface of our contradictions, where there is no good nor bad, neither right nor wrong.
It means seeing the human being as the animal he is, struggling to gain security yet be free, to be productive but also joyful, to seek pleasure but also to know pain, to hope for transcendence and yet be content that one is contained within a finite body.
It is to know that love does not exist without the possibility of hatred.
It is to know that there is a time for living and a time for dying.
It is to know that the individual exists to celebrate life.
– Alexander Lowen
I have been grieving a lot lately, for a wide variety of reasons. Life brings change, and loss is perpetually a part of that. If you know me at all you will know I am a devoted believer in grieving as the very thing that restores living.
There is indeed “a time for living and a time for dying,” reinforced for me this week by hearing of a colleague’s death. It was a death one could say was before her time, and that is the irony. We never get to know in advance how much time we have.
Within the struggle and contradictions, while we are here, in whatever form we choose to express it in, we exist to celebrate life.
The next Ubuntu group is back to the traditional schedule of third Friday of the month. I hope to see you there. RSVPs are always appreciated.
If you would like more information on how to join the Ubuntu group, please get in touch with us. : )
In the ebb and flow of life,
Friday, September 21 2012
6:30p – 9:30p
TRE starts promptly at 6:30p
Optional: bring veggie foods to share
We have been doing the Ubuntu group since the very beginning (2004). Held on the 3rd Friday of every month, it is a time to connect with one another in an authentic way about whatever is happening in life, to share from the deeper self, from our most known truth. For more information, visit http://livingubuntu.org/events or call (949) 891-2005.
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.