Victories of the Heart

Victories of the Heart

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AngerAnger is natural. It is universal. It is part and parcel of our instinct to survive. It only becomes a problem when it gets out of control – or when we try to deny it and keep it locked inside. Although a number of techniques such as meditation, yoga, and breathing can help us mitigate our anger, they cannot heal it. For that, we need to feel the anger and recognize its ultimate sources in our past experience. During our retreats, we encourage men to do what at first seems a paradox: overcome their anger by allowing themselves to feel it as deeply as possible. In large part, this means looking deep within themselves and exploring their past in ways that enable them to discover and relive the experiences from which the anger springs. By acknowledging their anger, releasing it, and embracing its source, they not only ease the anger but also reduce its power to stand as a block between the lives they live and the lives they seek.
Grief - Loss - DespairSomewhere near the age of 50, many men begin to ask the troubling questions that arise during the second half of our adult lives – questions about our purpose, identity, health, mortality, financial security, the deaths of friends and family, and the changes in our roles as partners, parents, and professionals. If we listen to our culture, we will conclude that our latter years are a time of leisure, passivity, and decline. But if we respond instead to our “inner fire,” we will see these years as a time during which we can achieve a new sense of passion and purpose. We live longer than ever before, and we can also live more fully. Our Wisdom Years Weekend is an opportunity for men over 50 to look thoughtfully at the second half of adult life as they face some of its most profound questions. Through a mixture of ritual, deep conversation, humor, story, and song, the weekend helps participants develop a deeper understanding of their past, a greater clarity about their present, and a new sense of anticipation about their future. Open communication, authentic self-exploration, and a warm spirit of community are at the heart of the weekend, where men come together in a spirit of respect, friendship and hope.
Midlife QuestionsSomewhere near the age of 50, many men begin to ask the troubling questions that arise during the second half of our adult lives – questions about our purpose, identity, health, mortality, financial security, the deaths of friends and family, and the changes in our roles as partners, parents, and professionals. If we listen to our culture, we will conclude that our latter years are a time of leisure, passivity, and decline. But if we respond instead to our “inner fire,” we will see these years as a time during which we can achieve a new sense of passion and purpose. We live longer than ever before, and we can also live more fully. Our Wisdom Years Weekend is an opportunity for men over 50 to look thoughtfully at the second half of adult life as they face some of its most profound questions. Through a mixture of ritual, deep conversation, humor, story, and song, the weekend helps participants develop a deeper understanding of their past, a greater clarity about their present, and a new sense of anticipation about their future. Open communication, authentic self-exploration, and a warm spirit of community are at the heart of the weekend, where men come together in a spirit of respect, friendship and hope.