Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation
With Mark Matousek
August 23 - 28, 2019
“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”
This transformational program introduces students of all levels to spiritual memoir and writing as a path of self-knowledge. When we learn to tell the whole truth about experience and to discern our own soul’s journey, we come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. Through writing exercises and group dialogue, students examine their inner lives as doorways to transpersonal wisdom, beginning with early biography, through emotional maturity, adult and family life, rites of passage, loss and growth, as well as treasure troves of must-tell stories. The objectives of this course are radical truth telling, increased mindfulness, and increased skill in writing.
Liberated from the myth that our stories are us, and aware that every life narrative is a work of fiction, we’re freed of the unnecessary limits these fictions impose on us. Investigate the mysterious connection between the person you believe yourself to be and the internal witness who sees beyond the conscious mind into the secrets of your heart. Using writing exercises, group dialogue, and one-on-one time with the presenter, learn to shape your life’s raw materials into teaching stories, and discover that even your darkest, most unexpected interludes carry within them the seeds of redemption.
Mark Matousek is the award-winning, best-selling author of Sex Death Enlightenment, When You’re Falling, Dive, and other books. He is also a teacher and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through transformational writing and self-inquiry. He brings over three decades of experience as a memoirist and editor to his penetrating and thought provoking work with students. His workshops, classes, and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals. His latest book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery has just been published. markmatousek.com
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