The books, Coming Back to Life, World as Lover, World as Self, and Thinking Like a Mountain, describe many forms of experiential group work relating to deep ecology, deep time, and despair and empowerment. The practices listed below are updated versions of the practices described in Coming Back to Life, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.
(Revised version by Molly Brown and Joanna Macy)
(or Accepting the Challenges and Gifts of This Lifetime)
Using and growing our moral imagination, this process focuses on our own lives and helps us see how their basic features and conditions prepare us to take part in the healing of the world. Like climbing a mountain and looking back on the landscape below, this practice provides a vantage point that lets us see new things. From that overarching perspective, we can see unsuspected connections and goodness; we can see how our responses to suffering and limitations have strengthened us for the work we have come to do. [Read more…]