Guided Meditative Walk on Sunday 25th July
Meet outside St Mary's Church, Ambleside at 11am
Guided Meditative Walks or Walking Church as it is becoming known, began because of a desire to find God (or what name we give to the Spirit of Life) in the natural world, where the open space, elements and natural world can teach us about the wonderful connections between us, within ourselves and with the Divine source of Life
To quote Wendell Berry in “Peace of the Wild Things”
“When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free”.
The walk usually takes about 90 minutes over reasonably accessible terrain. The first half is walked in silence, punctuated by enquiring or reflective observations or questions
At mid point we read together a short passage from the Bible and consider what it may be saying to us. As we walk back people may choose to share what has caught their attention during the walk.
Assuming that we do not go into lockdown again, we will regroup to walk – socially distanced of course.
If you would like to know please contact Helen Minton on 07795035483 or email: [email protected]