beloved life practices 17: speak no words

 

REFLECTION: ‘We’re aware of the irony of writing any words at all for a practice entitled Speak No Words. So we’re just offering a few, then leaving space for silence. Sometimes it is fine to run out of words. Helpful, important, even necessary. As Jesus demonstrated in his own use of silence before his accusers, there can be learning and healing through abandoning our words which, important as they can be, try to do so much fixing, so much arranging and so much explaining. Sometimes the very best thing, sometimes the only thing, is to lie face down on the ground, and say nothing…’

 

beloved life: speak no words
beloved life: speak no words

 

PRACTICE:

 

                                                                     (no words)

 

 

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

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beloved life practices 14: into the music

 

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…’

 

beloved life: into the music
beloved life: into the music

 

PRACTICE: ‘The practice of Into the Music is about entering the wonder, the wisdom and the wildness of music. At one level it’s simply about engaging with the music that we love (or may learn to love). ‘Bathe yourself in the healing power of music‘ writes my co-director of the StillPoint project, Matt Rees. But beyond this it’s about entering the deeper life-music into which this heard-or-played music is taking us. ‘Allow it‘ continues Matt ‘to name and give voice to your inner world…

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

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