About this Course
In addition to being a gifted and beloved poet, Mary Oliver has been one of my most profound teachers in the Art of Attention. When I first started reading her work long ago, I remember thinking, "We live in the same world, but wow, I want to have what she's having!"
Apprenticing myself to her poetry as invitations to inhabit the world with wonder, curiosity, and a readiness to be awed has been and continues to be life-changing.
Let's spend a month together relishing the teachings in Mary's words, inviting us to pay profound attention and grow our embodied intimacy with the gift of being alive in this wondrous, fragile world.
"You have a life—just imagine that!
You have this day, and maybe another, and maybe still another."
With Mary as our guide and with me as your co-pilot, let's spend a month refining the art of paying attention.
I can hardly wait!
From May 1 - May 31, lessons will come every weekday by 9 am Mountain Daylight Time. Carl and I have taken to calling it the merry Mary month of May.
Each lesson will include an exploration of one of my favorites of Mary's poems and an invitation to take it with you into your day. (I won't be using the most popular and well-known of her poems, but some of the countless other gems.)
I couldn't be more excited about this class!!
You don't need to be anywhere at any specific time. You don't need to know anything about formal poetry. You simply need internet which you can access at your convenience to watch brief videos or listen to audio recordings. (I'll offer lessons both ways, as well as written invitations and gorgeous images too.)
If participants are interested, I may include an optional group call on zoom so we can connect in real time and share about what's blossoming in our lives.
I hate to say it but I'm sure plenty of dire news will continue to unfold, day by day, as it does. But what might change when we also hold the gentle wisdom words of a beloved poet in our hearts every day as well? Just one poem and one invitation every day. No big deal, yet utterly life-changing!