Our quiet day at Wycliffe URC in January focused on, ‘be here now’.

Your mind is almost always thinking about the past or the future.  As you reflect on the past, you re-examine events that transpired, wrestling with the unresolved feelings it produces in you. As you look to the future, your thoughts are tinged with worry or excitement because your mind says that the future will be worse or better than this moment.

“Be Here Now” typically means that if you place your attention on the present moment, you will experience a greater sense of peace.

To help us do this we did a centering meditation and then looked at the poem by Mary Oliver

Blue Iris

As individuals we went for a walk and looked at the cracks and listened . . .

In the afternoon we did an art meditation. We  created Mandalas. Mandala means circle. Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos. It’ is about finding peace in the symmetry of the design and of the universe,

Quiet Day - Art