The Art of Netting

The Art of Netting October 10, 2022

This is how it works. I almost die.

You’re at my side. It’s hard on you.

And so, your friend is at your side.


Next month or year, it’s you who

falls into the crater. Then, I’m there

for you. And my old friend is there

for me.


This is how a net distributes the

weight. How the net of hearts

distributes the suffering.


Even our dog climbing on my wife’s

lap when she cries is part of the net.


A Question to Walk With: Describe a net of relationship that helps you through difficult times. When you can, acknowledge this net and tell those involved of the difference that they make.

  •   OCT 28-30: Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, A Weekend Retreat, (web link) — IN PERSON
  •   NOV 18-20: Shallowford Family Counseling Center, The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart, A Fri-Sat Retreat, Sunday Morning Service Talk, Heartwork: Being a Spirit in the World, (web link) — IN PERSON
  •   NOV 30: California Institute of Integral Studies, FREE Live Podcast and Conversation between Mark and faculty member Cindy Shearer about Mark’s new book Surviving Storms, 5-6:30PM PST/8-9:30PM EST, (web link) – ONLINE
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