Moore to speak at fireside chat

Last modified: 2/15/2016 6:09:04 PM
Why do some young people seem able to meet the world, while others sink into depression and act out? Is the ability to find joy in an awakened life a choice or is it predestined? These questions will be the subject of a live-streamed conversation with “Care of the Soul” author Thomas Moore on Feb. 23, at High Mowing School. The free talk will be held in front of the fireplace in the Big Room in the school’s main building and the public is welcome.

“It isn’t enough to be alive and developing physically,” Moore explains, “you also need to be alive to your spirit and soul, and that means you have to be aware of what’s going on inside you and in your world.

The talk will describe elements of self-directed spirituality for which Moore’s 1992 book, “Care of the Soul,” is acclaimed and will focus on the spiritual needs of adolescents and emerging adults to find meaning, play an active role in the community and nurture “a relation with the mysterious and transcendent.”

“We don’t teach these things much, and yet they have to be learned,” Moore adds. “You have a choice: either you find deep joy in an awakened life or you suffer the depression and acting-out that come from the absence of meaning. This conversation is for parents, teachers and students as together we take the route of joy.”

The event will be live-streamed on High Mowing School’s website at www.highmowing.org/thomasmoore.

In addition to the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” Moore, who lives in the Monadnock region, is the author of 15 books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life, including the recently published “A Religion of One’s Own”. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. He has a doctorate in religion from Syracuse University and has won awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University.

Learn more at www.thomasmooresoul.com.




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