Mindful

Everyday
I see or hear
something
that more or less

kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for —
to look, to listen,

to lose myself
inside this soft world —
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,

the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant —
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help

but grow wise
with such teachings
as these —
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean’s shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

Mary Oliver

From “Why I Wake Early”

Photo: @miriampösz

Entusiasmo y posibilidad

Activating Enthusiasm!

Entusiasmo y posibilidad

What is enthusiasm, that vital force that the Ancient Greeks described as “having a God inside” (the etymological root of the word)?
Is it a gift, a character trait, a way of looking at life?
Can we “reset” ourselves to live with more energy and vitality, even when circumstances are difficult and times uncertain?
And, if so, through which strategies, practices and choices?

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • The differences and similarities between awe, inspiration, enthusiasm and obssession.
  • From enthusiasm to ecstasy: What are the higher rungs of the joy ladder, and why are they often discouraged in today’s society?
  • Key questions to ask yourself, to discover your own personal road to enthusiasm.
  • Enthusiasm as a choice, an attitude and a way of life.

Format: Vía Zoom. Afterwards you will receive the video, audio, poems we shared and notes on the main points covered.

Date:  February 13th, 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST

Duration: 3 hours (with a brief coffee break in the middle).

Tuition:  None! I would love to be able to share these ideas and practices with you, and to have you share them with your loved ones. I believe we need all the enthusiasm we can muster right now, so that we can take on this important year with our best energy!

Questions/sign up: info@fabianafondevila.com

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