beloved life practices 4: keep festival (live the season)

 

REFLECTION: ‘The unstoppable nature of the seasons make clear that there is a bigger picture than our own concerns. We can become so concerned with the detail of our own lives that we lose sight of the wider patterns of which we are (amazingly, mysteriously) a part. Patterns of change and growth, of rising and falling, of greeting and farewell…

 

beloved life: keep festival (live the season)
beloved life: keep festival (live the season)

 

PRACTICE: The practice of Keep Festival (Live the Season) is about embracing the seasons and their changing. If we can enter winter with joy we’ll have a chance of navigating life’s winter seasons well. A way into this is simply to do the things that the season seems to call for. To truly mark, celebrate and live the season. So when the cold of winter arrives, take joy in making a fire. When spring shows its face, begin something new, a way for you to echo the emergence of new life from a dormant landscape…’

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

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