In his latest book, David Brooks, New York Times bestselling author and columnist, explores what it means to lead a life of purpose that moves us beyond the quest for power, prestige, possession and self-preoccupation and into serving a cause that is larger than ourselves. This is especially important in the times we are living in. Brooks writes,
This is ultimately a book about renewal, how things that are divided and alienated can find new wholeness. Our society suffers from a crisis of connection, a crisis of solidarity. We live in a culture of hyper-individualism. There is always a tension between self and society, between the individual and the group. Over the past sixty years we have swung too far toward the self. The only way out is to rebalance, to build a culture that steers people toward relation, community and commitment—the things we most deeply yearn for, yet undermine with our hyper-individualistic way of life.
Please join Patty Speier for a thought-provoking discussion of how we can move away from division and alienation toward community and connection.
Patricia Speier, DMin
July 17, 24, 31 (W)
$90 (Pre-registration required.)
Patricia Speier, DMin
, is Executive Director of the Seton Cove and Senior Director of Formation for Ascension Health. She is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat facilitator who specializes in the use of literature and writing for spiritual growth and ethical development. She is passionate about the connection between Spirituality and Leadership and has developed the Leadership Pilgrimage, a yearlong intensive for leaders in all fields (business, medicine, law, religion, non-profit) which is now in its 14th year. She is the founder of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership at the Seton Cove which helps leaders tap into their authentic power and connect to the source of their leadership. Speier is a 2008 DMin graduate of Perkins School of Theology and a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest. She has studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico and Integral Spirituality with Ken Wilbur. She is a participant in and advocate of Otto Scharmer’s Societal Transformation work.