Living Beyond Our Stories – Connecting Personal & Global Transformation – Winter 2012
Euphrates Institute, in partnership with the Educare Unlearning Institute, offered an 18-day deep dive into personal and global transformation in Israel and Palestine in January 2012.
With a focus on spiritual awakening and interpersonal communication, participants also discovered:
- The foundational beliefs behind the longest running continuous conflict in the world today.
- Why the violence continues.
- The history of the conflict: what happened: how, why?
- The stranglehold the past has on their present view of reality.
- The cycles of victim and victimizers on both sides.
“I found the trip a magnificent “laboratory” in which I could witness and challenge entrenched “narratives” about reality–both my own and those of others. During the process, I found my heart breaking open to embrace it all–the hatreds, the suffering, the joy, the beauty, the cruelties, the kindnesses–and I was able to experience the silence in which it all mysteriously unfolds.” –Marilyn W.