Christmas Party๐ŸŽ„

23rd November 2019

This was our sixteenth session at Broad Oak Village Hall.

We thought about being too stressed to calm down.

We practised the Sitting Meditation and also our Walking Meditation.

and then we all had tea and mince pies …

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Finding time

We all agreed that sometimes we can be too busy to meditate. When we reflected on this we discovered that there was something silly about saying “we are too stressed to calm down”.

Some people in our group have said “when will I know I am making progress?”. As there is no objective measure of progress, no scale one which to mark our skill, this can be difficult to gauge.

A simple answer I heard was, “When you start to sit regularly, you have taken the first step along the path.” This is not a commitment to meditation, the community (or even me). This is a recognition that you are worth spending some of your time and energy on.ย 

Having this insight, is most definitely progress.

Practise again

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๐ŸŽ„ Happy Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

Thanks to Yu Nan for bringing the first mince pies of the holiday season.

Today was the last session this year.

I wanted to thank all of you those who came today and those have been in the past.

This project was my response to an insight that my community is worth investing in.

I did not expect it to be as successful as it has been and that is all down to you.

I have committed to continuing a weekly practice session for the first half of next year.

I will be pleased to see you all as often or as infrequently as you would like.

Enjoy your practice.

Next session is Saturday 11th January 2020

Followed by the 18th and 25th of January.

If you have enjoyed meditating as a group, tell your friends.ย 

Everyone is most welcome.

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