As I listen to myself and to others these days, I am hearing uncertainty. People use words like tense or nervous or afraid to describe how they are feeling about changes in their way of life due to the economy, health issues, work, or family dynamics. We all like control and predictability in life; our lack of both makes our world uncertain, both personally and globally. Have you felt distressed as uncertainty takes hold?
A new group called Listening to…Uncertainty will meet weekly to listen to the ways uncertainty affects us and the ways we deal with it. Instead of denying that we feel discomfort, we will attend to the triggers and our responses as we consider the implications for our lives. We can learn much from ourselves as we speak about our situations; we can also learn from others as they speak about theirs.
The meetings will use the Triangle of Attention to organize how exchanges occur. Each group meeting will begin with a short topic presentation and then move to the time of questions and sharing. We will end with a brief centering meditation.
The first meeting will be on Thursday, 26 March from 2-4 p.m.; subsequent meetings will last ninety minutes. The group will cost $25 per person per session and will meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Meeting Room A-B. If you or someone you know would like to attend or has questions, please email me or call at 720.246.8420.
If this time isn’t convenient for you but you would like to attend, please contact me. Other groups will be starting around Boulder and there may be one that is a better fit with your schedule. I’ll be emailing announcements of each new offering.
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As noted above, the first meeting was canceled due to blizzard conditions in Boulder and was rescheduled for the following Thursday, 2 April from 2-4 p.m. at St. Aidan’s. Please let me know if you plan to attend.