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Finding the Still Point in Tension — John Kesler and Thomas McConkie
Finding the Still Point in Tension — John Kesler and Thomas McConkie

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This week we’re joined by our good friend and contributor to Faith Matters, Thomas McConkie, along with his longtime mentor and friend, John Kesler.

In many ways, Thomas and John’s paths were mirror images of each other until they eventually collided. John Kesler developed an awareness and life practice called IPP or Integral Polarity Practice that has had a profound impact on Thomas’s life. You’re going hear a little about polarities or fundamental tensions of human development and how in finding the “still points” in these seeming opposites, we can experience a real relief of that tension and a transcendent peace.

Both Thomas and John believe that one of the gifts of our tradition is that it has the structure and scaffolding that creates rich, fertile ground for genuine development.  And at the same time, they see that at different seasons of our lives we experience struggle, even struggle around belief. And yet, as John says, in those experiences, we learn that “there’s something down deep that’s there that can hold us and nurture us.” And that these depths can bring us not beyond belief but to the source of belief.

This conversation felt so abundant. It felt like a starting place. Thomas and John will be hosting a handful of retreats and events this summer so if you are interested in learning more, you can check out all of those opportunities in the links below:

Transformations of Faith Course

At One Ment: Embodying the Fullness of Human-Divinity, by Thomas McConkie

7-Day Silent Retreat (August 5-12th, 2024):
10% Discount Code for 7-Day: FM7DAY
3-Day IPP Facilitation Retreat (Aug 1-3, 2024):
20% Discount Code for 3-Day IPP: FMIPP20
Nobody will be turned away for lack of sufficient funds, financial aid available. 

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