“Wisdom is the art of balancing the known with the unknown, the suffering with the joy; it is a way of linking the whole of life together in a new and deeper unity . . . Wisdom is the art of living in rhythm with your soul, your life, and the Divine.”
— John O’Donohue, Anam Cara Author/Poet
We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.
— Thomas Merton, Priest/Mystic
There are two main skills developed through meditation practices: First there’s the ability to get things done through a combination of direction, creativity and persistence. And then there is the ability to be genuinely unattached and roll with the outcome of our work in the market given that so much of that is outside of our control. Most entrepreneurs have the former but the ones I have learnt from the most also have the latter.
— Rohan Guntallake, Budhist Startup Entrepenuer/ Coach
In the increased transitional nature of our work and our faith lives people are identifying the benefits of Spiritual Direction. The role of the spiritual director is to witness the presence of the Divine or of inspiration in the life of the directee. Spiritual direction is a monthly one-on-one hour session with Troy (via Skype or in person) which includes guided prayer practices from various traditions, listening together to your Life story, observing creative flow, as well as the compulsions and fears associated with False self. Life as Art direction integrates the dimensions of full humanity and creative work. Sessions are inclusive and affirming of the directee's faiths, regardless of tradition, politics, or sexual orientation.
Spiritual Direction is great for activists, designers, and anyone looking to sustain the creative life.
Troy draws upon his background as an ordained minister, community organizer, non-dualist teacher, and published author and musician. Troy studied theology and spiritual direction at Columbia Theological Seminary and is currently a participant in the Living School with Richard Rohr at the Center for Action and Contemplation.