beloved life practices 35: love your place

 

REFLECTION: ‘I’m not sure where I’m from. But I do know where I am. The concept of being from somewhere is complicated if you have lived in lots of places and been shaped in some way by them all. This stance is about nurturing a sense of belonging wherever we are, believing that this will be good for us and good for those around us. This can transform the way that we feel about a place. And perhaps more importantly it can change how we bring good to a place and to its people…’

beloved life: love your place
beloved life: love your place

PRACTICE: ‘Ask yourself these questions about your locality or neighbourhood and see what action they may lead you into: What draws you to this place? What do you find difficult? How could you express your belonging here? And how could you love this place more?’

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

Look out for short daily posts around the 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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Unfurling: poems

Ian’s new collection of poems Unfurling is out now on Canterbury Press, also via your local bookshop, and all usual online sources including Book Depository with free delivery world-wide.

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