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25 September 2009

Woolgathering: having no goal in mind - preview

Ian Wright discusses the importance of centring down for our own peace of mind

Stop what you’re doing, now
  • Put this magazine down, turn off the radio or television and just sit comfortably
  • You don’t have to sit in any particular way though the straighter your back the easier it is to breathe deeply
  • However, there is no particular way to breathe either
  • Just do what feels right for you
  • Just be in this moment
  • Come at last to this peaceful place
  • Feel the pull of your breath through your nose
  • The monk Thomas Keating wrote that silence is the closest we can ever get to God
  • How good is that then? Just in this moment, this peaceful moment

  • Ian Wright

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