COME BOAST OF YOUR GIFTS!
ON THE COMMON
WHO: Led by PAUL DUNION and JOHN GUARNASCHELLI.
When the Village of Brothers gathers this Spring, our theme might seem downright Un-American! What man did not grow up with: "Who do you think you are?" "What's wrong with you anyway?!" "You'll never amount to anything!"...or worse yet, the contempt implied by total silence?
As adult men, we mustn't be selfish, egotistical, arrogant. So we hardly know how to claim the air we breathe! When the boss speaks, we are not allowed to contradict. When we break up with our women, they routinely "pack our bags" and we assume we have to move out! Everything is "for the kids."
So when our Village comes together on the shore of the lake at Camp Hi Rock this May, the question will be: How do you feel about boasting of your gifts? ... especially before men?
We'll use ritual, work, play, exercises, talk, silence, and the Sweat Lodge to explore: What are my special gifts? And how do I react to awareness of my own gifts, and the gifts of others?
There will be free time to experience the lake and the hills -- to be alone together, as Spring opens the full beauty of our setting: another gift!
And there will be ample opportunity to be together with the brothers -- to share what each of us learns about his own experience with men who are willing to listen.
Our hope is a return to everyday time with an awareness of how we stand with relation to our own beauty and specialness as men. PLEASE JOIN US. ADD YOUR GIFTS TO OUR TREASURY. COME BOAST OUT LOUD!
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