Each day during the School you may find yourself feeling freer and happier than the day before. You may find yourself eager to get up in the morning so that you won't miss a moment of this unfolding adventure.Many participants consider these nine days to be the most important days they have ever spent.You'll spend nine days losing the fear-based stories you've innocently clung to all your life.They might be stories like “I'm not good enough” or “I need a partner” or “I'll never get over it” or “I have to be in control.” Who would you be without those stressful stories?I tried to find out who, what, where, when, and how in great detail. I may sound as abstract as they did, but believe me when I say that the School has worked miracles in my heart and mind, and is still combusting in revelations that can only be experienced directly. For me it can show up in a tight stomach, fatigue, listlessness, or I distract myself with social media and answering email. If I slow down enough and sit mindfully with what is, I begin to notice cause and effect, and learn to track my inner movements.I may not notice that I am swimming upstream, but decision-making feels like heavy lifting. In this space with others, I take the time to focus on what it is I am thinking.Insights and realizations continue long after the School has ended, and for many people these insights are permanent.People report that they experience life in a profoundly different way, that for the first time they recognize that the universe is friendly, and that they feel a genuine commitment to doing The Work as a daily practice.
Before I came to the School, I knew it was going to be a very valuable experience and that I would benefit from it, as would all the people I work with, but I had no idea…"On the first evening of the School, I often ask the participants what they want to take home from the School.They say things like “I want peace of mind” or “I want to be a more loving person” or “I want to be happy with or without my partner.” By the end of the School, I hear again and again that they have found what they were looking for.I loved the feeling of being stretched to the very limits of my emotional capacity, all the while knowing that, if I needed it, I had a ton of support.I had some massive breakthroughs in my practice of Inquiry and my perspective on life.