Love is wild. Love does not live by rules. And yet we have no choice but to live with love. This is not a sentimental journey. We are each marked by love, and our lives are defined by what we love. The only question is whether we can grow in wisdom and learn to love better.
Come explore The Healing Power of Love on Wednesday, May 2nd at The Jung Center as Healing Circles Houston presents a Conversation with Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal in Bolinas, California. We’ll examine the archetypes of love in poetry, in song and in our lives. There will be a reception at 6:30pm followed by a talk at 7:00pm. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Please register here.
For we are in the deepest sense the victims and the instruments of cosmogonic “love” . . . .
Being a part, man cannot grasp the whole. He is at its mercy. He may assent to it, or rebel against it; but
he is always caught up by it and enclosed within it. He is dependent upon it and sustained by it.
Love is his light and his darkness, whose end he cannot see. “Love ceases not” — whether he
speaks with the tongues of angels, or with scientific exactitude traces the life of the cell down to
its uttermost source.
Michael Lerner, author of Choices in Healing, taught at Yale before founding Commonweal in 1976. He has led the Commonweal Cancer Help Program for 33 years, where they’ve held over 200 week-long retreats. Healing Circles grew out of that program with the purpose of making deep intentional healing accessible around the world. People have been creating healing circles since we began to gather around fires together. Healing Circles returns us to those roots in a learning community that draws on many traditions of circle work. Our work in Houston and beyond is based on the healing power of love.