Mary Goldenson, PhD,
is the author of It’s Time: No One's Coming to Save You. She is a clinical psychologist currently specializing in the resilience we need to live life. She has a private practice in Los Angeles focusing on relationships, transitions, and mediation. Mary has been working with Esalen for almost 40 years.
All life is about relationships. Creating an alive and honest connection with an intimate partner requires us to go deeply into our hearts and allow the courageous self to emerge. This journey to intimacy begins with the path of forgiveness. How does forgiveness lead to intimacy?
• It allows us to let go of anger, resentment, and grief
• It allows the agitated mind to move more deeply into the healing heart
• It resolves separation from ourselves and from others
• It allows us to complete unfinished business
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began. –Mary Oliver
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began . . .
— Mary Oliver
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
— Mark Twain
"In this workshop," Mary Goldenson writes, "we will courageously peer into the depths of our hearts and minds to ask:
• Does my life reflect my heart's desires?
• If fear did not stop me, what might I be doing differently?
• What truths do I need to tell to live?
• To whom or what have I given power over my life? What must I do to reclaim it?