The Holidays As A Hollowing Out

A 3-Part Series

Paradoxically, it’s the emptiness of things that lets us glimpse their full capacity.  Most musical instruments are hollowed out, because if they weren’t there would be no music.


Guitars are hollowed out.  String instruments are hollowed out.  Drums are hollowed out.  Reed instruments are hollowed out.  This is a great example of the necessity of emptiness in order to make music.  It’s true with our lives. 


Each of us is an instrument that experience hollows out in order to have our souls release their song.” 

—Mark Nepo

Does the thought of the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays bring:

  • Resentment with all that needs to be accomplished?
  • Sadness of long-gone holiday gatherings?
  • Indifference thinking ‘it is just another day’?

Please join a small group of women (5 – 8) to ponder the holidays as a hollowing out.


Tuesdays, November 7th, 14th and 21st


11:30am – 12:30pm




Eremos, 6210 Adel Cove


Jean Springer

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible:

About our Facilitator

Jean Springer

For the 20 years of Eremos’ presence in Austin, Jean has brought the universal call to contemplation into the daily experience of people’s lives. Her belief in the unique manifestation of God that is within each person continues to be affirmed in each person she directs.
Workshop Location


6210 Adel Cove