Human activity is creating havoc for nature’s delicate harmonies, as our way of being pulls her systems out of balance. We know how important it is to find ways of
Human activity is creating havoc for nature’s delicate harmonies, as our way of being pulls her systems out of balance. We know how important it is to find ways of lessening the impact of our activities – but there is another part of the problem we have more difficulty noticing: our very way of being. How we live in our bodies and our lives estranges us from the natural world, even as it breeds restlessness, anxiety and self-consciousness. Furthermore, it promotes our belief that asserting control will solve our problems, personal and otherwise. This just feels normal to us because it’s what we’ve learned, and it’s what our culture surrounds us with.
When we strive to control self and world, we disconnect from the intelligence of the body. That places us in a state of personal imbalance. When we act from a state of inner imbalance, we can only have an imbalanced effect on the world around us. Control, then, is the opposite of harmony – and what we most desperately lack is a way of being that is in harmony with the world.
The big question is, “What can we do about it?” That is what Philip Shepherd tackles in this talk. He demonstrates with concrete examples how our culture disconnects us, and he shows how a return to the body brings you home to a sense of ease that intimately connects you with the world. And when you sense the world’s harmony, you are called to uphold it. Philip will also share some very simple practices to help you move out of your head and come to rest in the harmony of being.
Philip Shepherd is the author of two books: international best-seller Radical Wholeness and his first book, New Self New World, which was widely hailed as a masterpiece. He has also developed a modality of practices, The Embodied Present Process (or TEPP), which consists of simple ways of helping people reclaim a sense of personal embodiment. He travels the world teaching workshops and training others to be able to teach the work. Find out more at philipshepherd.com.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AST
The Tare Shop
5539 Cornwallis St
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