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June 2015

Being with the Unanswerable

I want to begin this month’s newsletter with a quote that a friend of mine (thank you, Kathleen!) recently shared with me:

“Perhaps real wisdom lies in not seeking answers at all. Any answer we find will not be true for long. An answer is a place where we can fall asleep as life moves past us to its next question. After all these years I have begun to wonder if the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”   Rachel Naomi Remen, My Grandfather’s Blessings

Life is full of questions, isn’t it? Who am I? What is life about? What happens when we die? What is my purpose? Like most other humans, we long for answers. We want life neatly wrapped up in a package with the instruction manual, a step-by-step guide telling us all that we desire to know.

Life isn’t like that. Living in this universe comes with a sense of Mystery. In fact, that is essential to what makes life exciting and rich. We don’t know what lies around the corner. We can’t figure everything out. And so every moment, if we are truly present, is an adventure, with the capacity to open us to unknown territory, both outside of us and deep within.

I believe that we came here, into this embodiment, to pursue and explore not the answers, but the questions. To live the questions fully, and to allow the answers to flow, not into limitations and definitions, but ever greater questions. Questions impel us to continue the journey and to expand our horizons. They open the heart and the mind. And the more we open within ourselves, the more we taste and unfold into Infinite Oneness. If it is Infinite, after all, then there would be no end to our growth, transformation, and expansion!

Let those questions lead you to your true Self, which isn’t something fixed and defined, but unlimited and beyond what the “thinking mind” can conceive of.

You don’t have to do it alone, though. It helps to have a community to explore the Mystery, the Unanswerable, with. That is the purpose of Awakening Heart together, we explore the sacred mysteries in life and within our very essence. Discover the truths of perennial wisdom which lie within your own heart. Join us this month on Sunday, June 14th, from 10-11:30am in Palo Alto, for “Living in the Flow”, and see what questions and answers arise in the community and within you. Details below, or on the Awakening Heart webpage.

Enjoy the unanswerable questions – be with them, feel them, penetrate deeply into them. Enjoy being with the Mystery, and see what it reveals to you today.

 

Blessings,

Connie

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Contents:

• Announcements

• Event Calendar

• Awakening Self Radio Show Archives

• Spiritual Quotes

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Announcements

Awakening Heart Spiritual Community

2nd Sunday of every month (3rd Sunday for July & August)

A new Spiritual Community, based in yoga philosophy and universal principles, for seekers of all ages

Including an inspirational talk and readings on the month’s theme, community discussion and sharing, and 15-20 minute guided meditation. 

Get involved! Join the Awakening Heart Facebook Page for announcements, upcoming events, and community.

When: 2nd Sunday of every month

Time: 10-11:30am

Place: Subud House, Palo Alto – 330 Melville Ave., Palo Alto, CA

Topics :

• June 14th – Living in the Flow

• July 19th - Inner Freedom    ***NOTE - 3RD SUNDAY!

• August 16th - Being a Spiritual Warrior    ***NOTE: 3RD SUNDAY!

• September 13th – Studying Your Self

• October 11th – Life, Living, and After Life

Offered by heartfelt donation

Children over 6 years who are able to participate in discussion, sit quietly with their parent, or draw and read back in our children’s corner are welcome to attend. Email me with any questions: Connie@AwakeningSelf.com

Monthly Column in Sibyl Magazine

Sibyl Magazine: for the Soul and Spirit of Woman is an online publication servicing over 24,000 women around the world.  I've been selected to write a monthly column, "Awakening Through the Seasons", for the 2015 publication year.  Check out Sibyl Magazine!

 

Counseling via Skype

Yes, I can do Counseling and Psychotherapy with you via Skype (or another online video conferencing tool) from anywhere in California.  (appointments in my office in Menlo Park are currently waitlisted)

Also, I can do Spiritual Mentoring with you via Skype from anywhere in the world!

Interested?  Contact me and begin the exploration.

New Yoga Class with Lacy Rathbun at YiY

Some of you may remember when Lacy assisted my classes at YiY several years ago.  Now, she has returned to the bay area, and is offering a Friday morning class, 10-11:15am, at YiY in Mountain View! Her mindful, deep, and sacred style paired with her knowledge of kinesiology makes for a refreshing and grounding class.

 

"Like" my fan page on Facebook!

Have a look at my fan page, Awakening Self, where I post inspiration all week long.  If you like what you see, please click the "Like" button... and share with your friends! 

 

Don’t miss an issue!  Make sure that my email address, Connie@AwakeningSelf.com is on your “allowed entry list” for your spam filter.

 

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Event Calendar

Every month, you can click this link to view my Calendar to see what is coming up!

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Awakening Self Radio Show Archives

See my Radio Show page for over 40 archived shows dedicated to your spiritual awakening!

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Spiritual Quotes

"Who builds a church within his heart

And takes it with him everywhere

Is holier by far than he whose church

Is but a one-day house of prayer."

~ Moses Abel Beer

 

"The marksman hitteth the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go." 

~ Egyptian Proverb

 

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."

~ Lin Yutang

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Blessings,

Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Interfaith Minister - Spiritual Mentorship


Menlo Park, CA
650-996-2649650-996-2649
http://www.AwakeningSelf.com