beloved life practices 18: come to the edge


‘Walk with me to the bay
to where the cliff falls away                                                                                                                                  to the sea                                                                                                                                                                      and sit with me …’

REFLECTION: We are very interested in the idea of what we call edge space as being the place where change for good can happen. Edge space is threshold or liminal space, and offers a way into something new. It’s the site of potential transition, transformation, and deep change. Edge space can be encountered in a physical place, like the cliff in the poem Walk with me from Running Over Rocks but it’s much a wider idea than geography. Every task that feels beyond you is edge space. Every decision about your life direction is an edge space. Every new day is an edge space!

beloved life: come to the edge

PRACTICE: Look for opportunities to be in places where you sense that there may be for you the gift of change for good – however tough it may be to stay there. Begin to allow the open-ended nature of any situation you face to become a source of possibility rather than a source of anxiety…’

©Ian Adams 2013 ‘Running Over Rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times’ (Canterbury Press)

Look out for short daily posts around this week’s theme on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be doing the practices wherever we are, and we’ll look forward to hearing how you get on – do let us know!


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