Month: January 2014

  REFLECTION: ‘Pause. Take a deep breath in. Then a long breath out. This moment contains everything you need. One of the most freeing outcomes of nurturing a stillness practice is that it helps us discover the present moment. To step into its gift. To immerse ourselves in it. And to be transformed. We have […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Two talking heads. With two opposing views. And only one can be right. Get two experts or affected parties on the sofa, and let them battle it out. This may work, but it can encourage a dualistic way of looking at the world, where only one answer is the right answer, and where […]

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  The new series of morning bell beginning 17 January offers a way into stillness each day in the company of another Beloved Life hero, the so-called ‘Father of Monks’ Abba Anthony, one of the earliest of the Desert Fathers and Mothers – those first hermit-monks who went into the deserts of Egypt, Sinai and Judaea […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Where do you go when everything is in chaos? When life is in turmoil? When everything is in flux? The practice of Slow into Stillness marks the journey we need to make to help us face the tough times. The practice of Find Your Stillpoint suggests that there is a destination for the […]

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  The season of the Epiphany is full of meaning. In Western churches celebration of the Epiphany has tended to focus on the mysterious travellers from the East who, the gospels tell us, made a long and hazardous journey to bring their gifts to the infant Jesus. In the Orthodox churches of the East the […]

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  As we enter the season of Epiphany next week we begin the second series of practices (08-14) in ‘Running Over Rocks‘ – ‘PRACTICES OF STILLNESS AND MOVEMENT from complexity towards simplicity: discovering the essence.’ REFLECTION: ‘Do nothing. Do nothing to do something. Do nothing to become something… Perhaps the most important movement we can ever make is, […]

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