Fleeing Towards Presence

Fleeing Towards Presence

Fleeing Towards Presence, July 17, 2018

Quote: Psalms 139: 7-12; paraphrased by Nan C. Merrill, Psalms for Praying, An Invitation to Wholeness

“Where could I go from your Spirit? Or how could I flee from your Presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in darkness, You are there!
If I soar on the wings of the morning or dwell in the deepest parts of the sea,
Even there your hand will lead me,
And your Love will embrace me.
If I say, ‘Let only darkness cover me and the light about me be night,’
Even the darkness is not dark to You, the night dazzles as with the sun; the darkness is as light with You. ”

Gathering music:  Songs from the Arc of Life by Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott. Learn more about the music here. The album is available to listen on Spotify, here.

Guided meditation: Loving this Life – Happiness (Metta Meditation) by Tara Brach, on the Insight Timer app. “We can open our heart to this life by awakening to the moment and saying yes.”

Sit in silence, for up to 30 min.  Read quote after gathering music, after guided meditation, after silent meditation, and after deep listening meditation (in presence for each other).

More information about Deep Listening Meditation group may be found here,  including a link to Insight Timer app.  All are welcome. Consider bringing non-perishable food donation for Free Food Pantry outside of OBIC.

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