Awareness is a revolutionary act that can change the world. Many people want to transform themselves and the social problems that swirl around them. However, when confronted with unjust conditions at work, in our communities, or society, some people withdraw. Others react with anger and aggression. Both responses only increase our personal angst and the social dilemmas. However, when we learn how to skillfully respond to troubles with mindfulness, seeing interconnections, and acting ethically, we can transform ourselves and the world.
Through guided meditations, experiential exercises, and discussions, participants will be shown how to grasp the interplay between inner and outer transformation. We will start by exploring how we are all implicated in today’s social problems. We will then use the practice of mindfulness and emerging information from neuroscience and social engagement theory to explore how we can transform ourselves in ways that also help us correct economic, social, and environmental injustices.
For all of us who strive to increase our personal well-being while acting as an agent of change, this workshop provides new insights, tools, and sense of competency.
Required reading: Doppelt, From Me to We: The Five Transformative Commitments Required to Transform the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life.