Heel" and Why It Is Important
At one time or another we have
all used the term “Achilles’ Heel” to indicate someone’s weak spot.
However, few of us know the full story of Achilles’ life and the
symbolic impact of his weakness, which still informs the experience
of our own life.
In this seminar we will look closely
at the story of Achilles as it emerges from the epics of Homer and
from other ancient sources; we will also look at the influence this
story has had in both the ancient and the modern world of art.
We will focus on the main issues of the hero’s life, and discover
what constituted his “heel.” We will explore the way in which
those issues may reflect our own concerns in the “here now.”
Finally, based on this awareness, we will create an action plan,
which will move the story of our own life towards the ending of
our own choice.
What we will gain from this exploration
will be: Greater self awareness; wider perspective in our lives;
inner strength and empowerment; ability to choose consciously; and
inspiration to do what it takes to make our own choices in our lives.