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Come explore Esalen's new 28-day residential study offerings. Our next cohort begins March 11.


Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life Weekend of March 9-11, 2018

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Callings are urgings and imperatives from the deep self that tell us what it will take to make our lives "come true." They point us toward awakenings, course corrections, and powerful authenticity.
This hands-on retreat takes a creative approach to striking up a deep dialogue with our own lives. Through writing, storytelling, myth, improvisation, meditation, reflection, and nature, participants explore the psychological, spiritual, and practical processes we encounter in finding and following our callings, whether calls to do something (become self-employed, go back to school, leave or start a relationship, move to the country) or calls to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving, less fearful). You will have the opportunity to learn how to:
• Clarify your callings
• Discern whether a call is true
• Work creatively with resistance and conflict
• Reconnect with your powers and gifts
• Gain a renewed sense of possibilities
Recommended reading: Levoy, Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life.


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