Month: February 2014

  REFLECTION: ‘The practice of Sit With the Darkness is about giving ourselves to the darknesses that come our way. Making a decision to live with them, to live in them, to live out from them. This is how healing, hope and light may eventually find their way back to us. There is no short […]

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  A new series of morning bell beginning 26 February is an exploration into the creative spirit. Creativity in any field seems to be at the heart of the experience of what it means to be truly human. Stillness (always the starting point for Morning Bell) and creativity are essential companions, encouraging each other, and […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘This next series of practices (15 – 21) helps us to negotiate the tough times whenever they come, as come they surely will. Descent is one of the realities of existence. But it contains within its harshness the possibility for our flourishing. This is not just about surviving the tough times but about […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Music has a capacity to bring something new, unknown or forgotten into being. This is a mysterious and wonderful thing. Sometimes a piece of music comes our way that seems to know something about us that we perhaps suspected but didn’t know, or felt but couldn’t name…’     PRACTICE: ‘The practice of […]

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  The new series of morning bell beginning 10 February is a daily meditation on part of the prayer or hymn known as St Patrick’s Breastplate and attributed to the great Celtic-era saint Patrick. In these much-prayed and long-pondered words there’s a striking sense of the challenges of being human in an unpredictable world – and […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘We need roots’ sing the English folk duo Show of Hands, expressing a common sense of loss that many experience in a globally-connected-but-disconnected world. The song continues: ‘And we learn to be ashamed before we walk / of the way we look and the way we talk / Without our stories or our songs / how will […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Live Transparent is a stance of stillness and movement for a life to bring good to us and to the world around us. It’s about living with openness. Most of us have probably found ourselves at some time living without transparency. Keeping the water cloudy. And it doesn’t feel good. Lives and societies […]

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