BECOMING Film Festival
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Lady Bird
April is the Month of BECOMING
Reflect on BECOMING
- When was the day you first welcomed in the person you would become?
- Many of us mark the first day of our becoming as the time when we discovered one of our core passions. When did you discover your first passion? How has it grown and morphed over the years? How are you being called to rekindle it anew?
- What if becoming first requires us to unbecome who we are not? Is it possible that you need to unravel before you can unfold?
- Are you living in spite of your losses or to avenge them?
- What if we only grow when we travel beyond the circle of those who agree with us?
- “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
- “We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.” – Frank A Clark
- “The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” – Albert Schweitzer
- “I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.” – Leslie Jamison
- Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood – Kayla Parker, Editor
- Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
- From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
- On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old by Parker J. Palmer
- Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser
Children and Youth BECOMING Bookshelf
- Becoming (Adapted for young readers) by Michelle Obama
- Chicken Sunday by Patricia Palanco (multi-cultural look at celebrating Easter)
- Around the Passover Table Written by Tracy Newman Illustrated by Adriana Santos (picture book for young ones)
- Paper Towns by John Green (YA novel about becoming who you are and letting others do the same)