‘Why do we rush about to the top of heaven and the bottom of earth looking for the divine who is here at home with us, if only we would be at home with him?’ (Augustine) Take a look at the pictures for this week. What do they say to you? I’m guessing you may… Continue reading Stuck in the Middle with You
Why is silence important to you in your spirituality and faith? We asked a few friends to share their experiences of silence and why they love making time fo silence regularly, how it helps them to connect to themselves or their understanding of God. This is the third is a series of videos about silence,… Continue reading Silence and personal spirituality
We asked a few of our friends to share why they love times of silence and they shared about their experience of empowering silence. This is the first in a series of three videos about silence and how silence interacts with our spirituality and faith. You can find the second video about silence and faith… Continue reading Empowering silence
Labyrinths have been found on every continent from long ago. For ancient people they were ways of connecting their inner, spiritual and emotional world with the outer, physical and social world. In Medieval times labyrinths were laid in churches and cathedrals – the most famous example is at Chartres Cathedral in France (see front cover). … Continue reading Walking the labyrinth
I have been recently made aware of the limbic brain: the part of the brain that comes fully formed with us into the world. Within it reside our earliest memories: it is where our ‘gut instincts’ originate and also where we learn our knee jerk reactions. Reactions such as flight or fight. But also as I have recently learnt, freeze. This has been a revelation to me as I have realized that I am a freezer: in the face of decision-making or crisis, I become the proverbial rabbit in headlights.
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.