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Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation Weekend of September 1-3, 2017

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“We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us,” Mark Matousek says. “By questioning our deep connections to this narrative, we come to realize that we are not our stories. This opens the door for change and transformation.”
Writing to Awaken is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, you will explore the narratives of your life and write honestly about your greatest challenges, deepest yearnings, secret wounds, hidden gifts, and roads less traveled. You can gain a deeper understanding of your storytelling self and move toward a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life. Mark’s unique, compassionate teaching style creates a welcoming atmosphere for this deeply transformative work. Designed for writers of all levels, Writing to Awaken prompts insight, spiritual wisdom, and fresh possibilities.


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