Anastasia: a visual meditation

In many ways we will be feeling like this in our current situation. There is a not knowing about the virus, we cannot say as yet what the outcome will be, how many will live or die or how long we will have to stay in lockdown. It’s a very tough time for all of us in different ways.

Meditation for a pandemic

We have created a guided meditation for you to use at this strange time to help you still down, relax and reflect. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/meditation-for-a-pandemic You can find all of our guided meditations on our Reflect page. Music used was: White by Kevin MacLeod on a creative commons license. Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod on a …

Dealing with darkness

What will the history books say about this time? I keep wondering how this strange time will be recorded. How can a page in a GCSE textbook reflect the complex emotions we are all feeling? The darkness of grief, loneliness of isolation and confusion of an uncertain future. We are all desperately searching for meaning …

Practical pandemic tips

Humans are sociable creatures, we are interdependent in so many ways; within households, communities and today globally more than ever before. Like many others I am working from home and nearly all of my outside work activities have been cancelled, postponed or moved online. My world, like yours, has within hours become so much narrower. …

Activism and Contemplation: two sides of the same coin?

Leeds has a fantastic activist community. People are fighting for change on many fronts: climate change, asylum seeker and refugee rights, air quality, the airport expansion, inequality, mental health, I could go on. When I started in my role as Development Officer for the Leeds Methodist Mission I was inspired by the passion of the …