The Creative Play of Opposites
How Working with Polarities Opens and Frees Communication
When we deal with conflict, there is always an inevitable, negative complaint. Someone wronged somebody else, disappointed them, or failed to meet their expectations or terms of an agreement.
When we are trying to open up communication between us and them, we can learn to listen intently for these complaints. Because for every wrong, there is a right, for each disappointment there is unexpected surprise, and for every failure, there is some form of success.
This evening will be an exploration of these opposites that always arise, and how they provide a key to opening communication and finding resolution.
Some topics we will explore:
- How the mind always thinks in pairs.
- How to spot these pairs, including their positive and negative sides.
- How to move from the dualities of black and white, good and bad, to more creative and dynamic sets of pairs.
In a practical way you will learn how this polarity work loosens our egoic identifications, reduces blame, improves relationships and engenders creativity.
The speaker: Diane Musho Hamilton is a teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality, an author, professional mediator, and facilitator. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 35 years and is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Diane lives in Salt Lake City, where she is the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen study and practice. She is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution and The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone.
Day: Friday Sept 14
Time: 7:00-8.30pm (mingle time before and after, doors open at 6.15)
Location: Saltair room. U of U.
Cost: free (please become a member)
More info on www.JungUtah.com