The Not So Big Life
Have you ever wondered if there’s more to life than meets the eye, or suspected that you’re missing a big part of it? Ever felt like a human “doing” rather than a human “being?” Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of The Not So Big Life, offers guidance in this weekend workshop to help you identify what’s in the way of living your full potential – right here, right now.
In this workshop, you’ll discover how to inhabit your life completely by listening to what your heart already knows. The end result is greater meaning, vitality, and a sense of being at home in your life, focused not on what you do, but instead on how you are in everything you do. Explore techniques for remodeling your life, transforming it into something you love, without having to change your outer circumstances at all. Through collective inquiry and simple exercises, you’ll learn to:
- Find time in a too busy life.
- Understand how you’ve created the idea of “you.”
- See through habitual patterns, and emotional reactions that no longer serve you.
- Experience everything that happens as a reflection to help you see yourself more clearly.
- Relax into life as a human “being” instead of a human “doing.”
Recommended reading: Sarah Susanka, The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters (Random
House). There is also an abridged audio book, read by Sarah, that is an excellent supplement to the book.
Sarah Susanka, FAIA
A thought leader, inspirational public speaker, and acclaimed architect, Sarah Susanka is the bestselling author of nine books that have collectively sold well over a million copies. Sarah describes herself first and foremost as a student of life. A master in the use of metaphor to explain new dimensions of understanding, she has a gift for making the complex simple and for demystifying even the most obscure and esoteric subject matter. In her Not So Big House series of books, Sarah has helped readers understand that the sense of “home” they’re seeking has almost nothing to do with quantity, and everything to do with quality. In The Not So Big Life, she uses this understanding to explain why so many today struggle to feel at home in their own lives. She reveals a process for changing the way we live that allows us to be human beings rather than human doings.
What Participants have Said:
“I read the book but it is so much better to have Sarah here to explain it in person..."
“I enjoyed learning from the other [participants] and gained a lot from the diversity of life experiences.”
“The entire experience was just beautiful. I loved the open forum feeling- the ability to discuss and ask so many questions."
(Pictured above: Sarah Susanka, Instructor. Photo credit www.tazdigital.com.)