STAYING PUT: TAMING OUR INSISTENCE TO SOLVE AND CONTROL (via Zoom)

Mar 6, 2021

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Franciscan Spirituality Center (Virtual Event), 920 Market Street
La Crosse, 54601

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(608) 791-5295

STAYING PUT: TAMING OUR INSISTENCE TO SOLVE AND CONTROL (via Zoom)
Presenter: Tom Roberts
Investment: $25
Registration deadline: March 5
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. – Thomas Merton
We have traditionally been a culture of avoiding or eliminating pain as though there is something wrong with us for experiencing difficulties. This retreat will look at why we keep trying to fix and solve what we believe is deficient, missing or not good enough. The Divine is present in all experiences. It comes down to how we show up. The one thing that has been and will continue to be essentially useful on the spiritual path, has been to stay put, to remember, remind, and return to ourselves and the Divine Presence. We will explore what it means to “stay put” and to view each day…each moment as the ultimate invitation to begin again. Drawing from the teaching of the Buddha, Jesus Christ, Thomas Merton, Eckhart Tolle and others, we will have time to both discuss and apply methods that help to stay put in the midst of chaos.