“Experience life in all possible ways --
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.” ― Osho
- Do you feel disconnected from the practice of law?
- Have you lost touch with who you really are?
- Do you wish you were doing something else?
As they say, been there, done that. (I'm a former solicitor in private practice and CEO of a law firm.)
Whilst there are no guarantees with any programme, this one-day retreat has been specially developed for the legal sector to share a space for the healing process to begin, i.e. to connect soul with role.
Without wishing to sound glib, in these times of never ending change, it's vital to understand the road you've travelled and to learn how to engage with the questions that arise about your involvement in the practice of law.
The aim of this retreat is to enable you to replenish your heart and soul, to better understand your next steps and to renew your commitment to living an authentic, congruent life.
What to Expect
In a confidential and solitary setting, we'll explore the intersection of your personal and professional lives, inviting a number of profound but illuminating questions -- think Socratic dialogue -- making use of stories from your own journeys, and delve into the wisdom traditions to build a bridge from the false (egoic) self to the true self (as so helpfully described by Thomas Merton and others).
If we start from any place, it's beginner's mind, i.e. a place of original and clear seeing, not one clouded by years of social conditioning about what you or your role should be or should become. Compassion, kindness and friendship in community will be the touchstones of the day, not in a contrived way but in bringing everyone to a wholeness of heart and mind.
Is it for you?
Only you can answer that but if your practice has become numb to life and living true to who you are, then this retreat will provide the insight to take charge of your career rather than being controlled by your circumstances. It may also get closer to the seminal questions that nearly everyone in the legal community is asking right now, e.g. Why law as opposed to anything else?, What's my purpose? and Is it all about the money?.