Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 29th, from 7:30-9:30pm.
The theme for the meeting will be ORIGINS.
(We discussed this topic a year ago, when the East Bay group started. Due of the number of new men in attendance, and because this topic is always relevant to each of us, it seemed like a good time to revisit. Below is Stefan’s original text.)
We all come from a specific place in the world. It is possible to adopt a new home, to find and claim a new land as “ours,” but there always remains some trace where we were young, an indelible mark. Where we come from becomes a subtle and deeply personal myth. This story will often color and frame our present more strongly than the actual events occurring in the moment.
Where did you come from? What were the places that you grew up which shaped you? How was your life impacted by your exposure (or not) to nature, to people who were like you, and people who were not? What are your earliest memories of place? What was the light like, the temperature of the air? Were you happy or uncomfortable? Why does this memory stick? Does it have any special meaning?
How does your place of origin manifest in your life today? What have you kept? What have you rejected? How strong is your feeling of “home?” What do you consider your home, your sacred space? Where do you find peace and safety? Where do you not?
If you are interested in attending this meeting, to be held in North Oakland, contact us for the location.