This site is a book in the process of being written. Each chapter is written by a different author, in a personal and experiential manner. At some point in the future, a printed book will gather all chapters. Meanwhile, chapters are being released as formatted PDFs as they are written.
The central question in this project is: What sustains you?
What gives you a sense of peace, meaning and purpose in everyday life?
What keeps you going when times are tough?
What gives you the strength to face moments of crisis or despair?
We want to stay grounded in felt experience – – which is the key word here. We are not trying to describe a specific path, a ‘right way’ to do things, or a ‘correct’ narrative of how it all works out. To the contrary. We are coming at it from different approaches. And we value the ‘unfinished’ quality that comes from describing these issues while we are in the midst of grappling with them, not knowing how things will turn out. Actually, an implicit assumption of this project is that depth of experience is related to our ability to tolerate the ‘not knowing’.
The following 2-minute recording expands on the above text:
Work in progress:
What Sustains Us is edited by Serge Prengel.