Creating Space, Creating Place
with Liz Friary
Week 2: (6/19 – 6/23)
“In New Mexico, he always awoke a young man, not until he arose and began to shave did he realize that he was growing older. His first consciousness was a sense of the light dry wind blowing in through the windows, with the fragrance of hot sun and sage-brush and sweet clover; a wind that made one’s body feel light and one’s heart cry ‘To-day, to-day,’ like a child’s.”
In today’s anxious and hectic world, it’s hard to find quiet, and it’s easy to lose touch with our center. The fast pace of our individual lives and tumult of the greater world so often works against our ability to slow down and take care of ourselves. For centuries, New Mexico has been a place of healing, where writers, artists, and everyday people have ventured to find that slower pace and that present moment. In Creating Space, Creating Place, we will spend a week slowing down in Santa Fe and other quiet pockets of Northern New Mexico, taking the time to work on our own writing and/or art as well as study the practices and styles of various writers, artists, and mindfulness experts who have used New Mexico’s serene landscape to get rid of the clutter and find, or rediscover, their voice and their center.
Here is what Liz’s participants have had to say about both her facilitation and her course . . .
- “Honestly, I loved it all!”
- “Liz was excellent on all fronts.”
- “I enjoyed every part or aspect of the course. The field trips were particularly helpful, but so were the guest speakers.”
- “Liz is the bomb! She is a great facilitator. Having not written in years, she made the course truly accessible and fun.”