beloved life practices 3: close up (terra divina)


REFLECTION: ‘Consider the lilies of the field’ said Jesus, teaching that if we can learn to give close attention to the natural world around us a new way of seeing all of life may emerge. We’ll get a new perspective. This process begins physically (simply but amazingly) – by getting out in the natural world, which comes full of gift, offering wisdom and insight…


beloved life: close up (terra divina)
beloved life: close up (terra divina)


PRACTICE: As you engage in your practice of Walk the Good Earth experiment with the four steps of Close-Up (Earth Divina). Here they are in short-form…

1. Let your attention be caught. This may be a gift.
2. Ask yourself: what has caught my attention – and why might this be a gift?
3. Allow whatever has caught your attention to carry your prayers or yearnings.
4. Finally, let go of whatever has caught your attention, enjoy the possibility of sacred presence…’

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

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