Coming Home to Ourselves: Traversing the Pathways of Surrender and Rebellion
Our development as human beings is not like climbing a staircase, each step, a step up into a fuller sense of being. It’s more like building a little one bedroom home, tearing most of it down and building a two bedroom two bath, and tearing most of that down to build a three bedroom with two baths and a hot tub, and so on. The building up and the tearing down are necessary. We transcend who we once were, and if we do it well, we include the good parts of the previous “home” we call our self. The tools of our tearing down and building up are surrender and rebellion. But what kind of surrender and rebellion, and to what we surrender and rebel against, determines who we become. Together we will explore how we all fall apart, and how we fall together, so we might truly be at home.
Tim Mooney, former Parish Associate at Central, now living the dream of being an artist, a musician, and a vagabond when he’s not worrying about his mother still driving at 93 years of age, living alone, and deciphering her swings between joyful independent living, and anxious longing for more community and fewer responsibilities for house and yard.