Your Secret Life: Making the Unknown Known
A One Day Writing Dive with Roger Housden
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Who we are is a mystery to ourselves as much as to everyone else, and we could say that what we are here for is to unfold the mystery both of our true identity and of the unique story of our own life. Your truest story lies in the deep heart. It is like a secret inherent in the gift of life that you have been given. It is not a task you have to fulfill so much as a lilt on the wind that you are called to pay attention to and to follow as you may. Sometimes we hear it and follow, and sometimes we don’t. Our purpose is bound up in the truth of who we are, and who we are runs like an underground stream through all our days. It leaves its mark on everything we do or say.
This writing day is the day to drop your line down into that stream. This is the day to explore what you may never have fully given voice to; the faint whispers that may arrive in the night, in a moment of silence at the dinner table, alone under the stars or on some hilltop. We shall explore your deeper heart’s desires, the truths you may know but have been afraid to act on, and the courage required to claim them.
You Will Learn To:
- Give voice to your life’s deeper purpose and direction
- Be clearer about your primary values
- Make more of your unknown known by giving it attention
- Deepen your relationship to yourself and others by coming closer to the truth of your own experience
Who Should Attend This Workshop:
- Non-writers: people interested in using writing to deepen their relationship to self and others.
- Writers: occasional writers who want to go deeper into their experience, and practiced writers wanting to use their craft to explore their inner journey
Location: Sukhasiddhi Center, Fairfax CA.
Registration: Please Click Here to register.
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About Roger Housden
Roger Housden grew up in the cleft of a Cotswold valley on the edge of Bath, England. From 1986-98 he founded and ran The Open Gate, a conference and workshop center in England that introduced the work of Ram Dass, Thich Nath Hanh, Jacob Needleman, James Hillman, Robert Bly and many others into Europe.
His work has been featured many times in The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. His first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and as of 2014, he has published twenty two books, including four travel books, a novella, Chasing Love and Revelation, and the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with the publication in 2012 of Ten Poems to Say Goodbye. His most recent book, Dropping the Struggle, came out in 2016.
He moved from his native England to the Bay Area in 1998 and while he misses England at times, especially the landscape, he has found a home here in the US and wakes up thankful every day for the Bay, Mount Tam, and the wonderful community of creatives and spiritual explorers that have been attracted to this corner of the world.
He now runs live and online writing workshops with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.
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