Life is full. In fact, life is so touching, curious, sad, exciting, scary, and bittersweet it’s almost unbearable at times. But as human beings, we need to ask ourselves: “Must we turn away from life’s fullness?” To turn or not to turn—to stay open—this is the question. And this kind of questioning takes us deep into the heart of personal inquiry and shows us how to fully embrace our humanity.
– Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, The Power of an Open Question
Elizabeth will also be in New York City this weekend:
Sunday, September 26th Threshold 521 West 26th Street, 2nd floor Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel – Public Talk “Finding Our Way to True Practice” 2 – 5 pm (2-2:30 is meditation) $20
Followed by a reading from her new book, The Power of An Open Question at 6:30 PM. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Www.thepowerofanopenquestion.com [Image: lietzphoto]
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