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Hope Leans Forward book discussion with author Valerie Brown
November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$45
Daily we are asked to stretch in the direction of goodness, kindness, forgiveness, patience, and vulnerability. Yet life’s fragility, fear and anxiety, and our own self-sabotage can derail us from growing and thriving, leaving us stuck, fractured, and constantly second-guessing ourselves.
How can we gain greater self-awareness and bravery to break these patterns?
Based on Valerie’s latest book, Hope Leans Hope Leans Forward, Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace (Broadleaf, 2022) and written during the urgency of BLM, profound personal loss, and life-altering transitions, in this highly interactive session, we’ll explore using the Buddhist teachings on the Seven Factors of Awakening and the wisdom of Quaker faith and practice to:
- Choose bravely when conditions are uncertain and ambiguous.
- Reflect on what matters most with soul-amplifying questions.
- Align your values with your work for a greater sense of purpose and meaning.
These are hard times when we are being pulled apart and broken-open by the global pandemic, burnout, gun violence, racial injustice, climate crisis, and more. We can’t navigate this alone. We need support and skillful tools to choose wisely and practices to restore calm in these high-stress, high-anxiety times. This book is loaded with skill-building, evidence-based mindfulness practice, and soul-amplifying questions grounded in Quaker faith and practice that go to the heart of discerning your life purpose, meaning, and direction and supporting you to live your best self now.
This 90 minute session is based on Hope Leans Forward, Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace and the e-Journal Companion to the book. There is no expectation that participants will have read the book fully, but it would be helpful to bring the e-journal to the session.
Purchase Hope Leans Forward from QuakerBooks of FGC and we’ll email you the link for downloading the e-journal as well as a 20 minute free audio guided meditation from author Valerie Brown.