"Do You Trust Yourself?"

ON THE COMMON GROUND'S
SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL "VILLAGE OF BROTHERS" FALL RETREAT

WHO: Led by JOHN GUARNASCHELLI.
WHEN: Fri. Afternoon, Sat., Sun., SEPT 25, 26, 27, 2009.

WHERE: YMCA CAMP HI ROCK
in Mt. Washington, MA.
About 2 3/4 hrs N of NYC.


At first sight, what could seem more obvious?  Of course I trust myself to get up each morning, clothe myself, and get busy about the tasks of the day.  I am aware of my own ideas.

But on more careful consideration, the answer may not be so easy.  How much do I truly rely on my own judgment?  How dependent am I on then opinions of others?  How influenced am I by what other people say or think?  What do I feel about my own feelings?  Do I really trust my own insides?

Above all, how clear am I about the man that I am?

This Fall, as we have done for many years, On The Common Ground’s  Village Of Bothers will meet at Camp Hi Rock to experience these questions.
 

As usual, we will present exercises, silence, and play to allow each man to deepen his own experience of himself.  On Saturday evening, a Sweat Lodge will serve as the focal center of our joining together as brothers.

Above all, the Retreat is not about subjecting ourselves to anyone’s program or agenda.  The only goal is to allow each man to come away with a deepened sense of how he experiences the question we are confronting.

Our experience over the years has been that every one of us contains some wisdom, some insight into our common experience.  Therefore, we cannot do without you.  Please come and add your life to that of all the brothers who will be seeking answers together.


JOHN GUARNASCHELLI - is a practicing therapist in NYC, founder of OTCG. He is author of numerous articles on Men's Work that affirm love of self, of others and of the world. He has offered Retreats for men since 1991.


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