Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
"Death Demands Life"
To live more fully we must look at an natural aspect of our living that will greet us all, dying. Our society's perception of death and dying is one of fear, anxiety, sadness and hopelessness. However, simply by looking at the transient nature of our lives, through a facilitated guided reflection, we can come to a deeper awareness of the fullness of each day, if not each moment.
The Course at The Centre, 'Learning to Live by Listening to The Dying' is a journey for those interested in living more fully. Together we look at the face of dying as we look inward to bear witness to that which truly brings us hope, peace and joy.
The Course That Could Change How You Live
"Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you were about to act now!"
When we reflect on our own mortality, the inevitable fact that we all die, every one of us, an awareness springs forth in the moment about how we are being, and living, in this present moment. Questions begin to surface, what is the value with which I conduct my daily living? Am I expressing who I truly am and want to be? What brings me joy, freedom, love, happiness, peace, and why am I not moving towards it if one day I will cease to be alive?
A very common fear among the dying is to 'not be remembered', or 'to be forgotten'. Every day we are creating our legacy, in fact, every minute of the day. A self-reflective journey, as experienced in The Course, serves to focus our attention on the present in creating the moment we will one day be remembered for. In that, we learn to live more fully, and harvest a more mindful and present way of being.
The experience of The Course at The Centre offers a self-reflective journey that brings us back to our 'centres', to what is meaningful and authentic in the way we live and grow.