July - Some holiday reading! Running Over Rocks: Spiritual Practices to Transform Tough Times, by Ian Adams
This month we have; some holiday reading! Running Over Rocks: Spiritual Practices to Transform Tough Times, by Ian Adams!
"Running Over Rocks is an invitation into a journey of discovery. Through reflections, images and strikingly beautiful poems, Ian Adams - explores fifty-two spiritual practices to enable us to live with joy, grace and purpose through good and tough times alike and so to bring good to the world around us. These practices draw on an ancient wisdom but are rooted in the everyday material of our lives, revealing that any transformation of the world for good must always begin with ourselves. July Calendar:In chapter 3. Close Up (Terra Divina) Ian outlines the practice of Terra Divina in four steps:Step One: Lectio - readingStep Two: Meditatio - meditationStep Three: Oratio - PrayerStep Four: Contemplatio - contemplation
Friday 5th July – Soup and Soul – Cowley
Sun 14th July – Gathering – Bury Knowle Park – 10:30am
Thurs 18th July – Evening conversation - Cowley
Sun 28th July – No meeting but some "homework" for us to do (should we want!).
You can choose to do this with anything; a piece of text, a piece of art, a landscape.
Ian defines the steps as:
Letting your attention be caught.
Asking why this thing caught your attention.
Allowing what caught your attention to carry your prayers.
Finally, letting go of whatever caught your attention, and enjoying the possibility of sacred presence.
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:11pm