Courageous Inquiry: Resolve to Live the Questions
“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
New Year’s resolutions, bright with promise, are often sidelined by excuses, habits and other road blocks. In this daylong retreat we will take a less conventional approach to entering a new year by exploring the art of courageous inquiry, a process for using questions to live with purpose and courage. The day will include time for quiet reflection, prayer and group discussion. Bring a journal and an area of your life that could benefit from a closer look. Dress for optional time outdoors. You will leave the retreat with a model that will guide you as you continue the process of courageous inquiry, which includes living the questions you pose, trying on answers, and moving into action throughout 2019 and beyond. Guided by Linda Mastro. The day includes lunch.
Linda Mastro is a life coach, women’s retreat leader and professional writer. A Roman Catholic lay woman, Linda earned a certificate in the practice of spiritual direction from Bon Secours and offers this ministry for individuals and groups. Linda is co-author of the book Petite Retreats: Renewing Body, Mind, and Spirit without Leaving Home. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and psychology from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in applied healing arts and a graduate certificate in wellness coaching from the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health) in Laurel, Maryland.