The Long Journey To Now
This month I’m posting on the Spirit and Place Festival blog. Here’s a bit of the post, and a link to the rest.
“Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware.”
–Thích Nhat Hanh
“Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.”
–Echart Tolle, The Power of Now
Our lives are made up of numerous moments—most of which pass by in a blur.
We give shape and meaning to those moments by the stories we tell. A collection of life’s fleeting moments get stored in our mental time capsules with titles such as, “When I moved to Indiana,” “When I graduated high school,” “When I got married,” “When I lost my job,” or “When my father died.” We define our lives by pivotal events—how we handled them or failed to handle them, what we did before or after significant life transitions, and the lessons we carry forward. Over time, these moments become the legends and myths we pass along to our children, share with our family and friends, and reminisce about during weddings and funerals.
Two Exciting Upcoming Events!
Diana is one of the panel speakers at the Spirit & Place event, From Addiction and Loss to Wholeness, Saturday, November 8, 1:30-3:00 PM. Fairbanks Recovery Center, Rm. 128. Presented by Fairbanks, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition, and The 24 Group. For event info: 317-572-9469 or kgill [at] fairbankscd [dot] org.
Join Diana in this heart-centered grief and healing workshop, Heart Medicine: Walking Through Grief Toward Healing, November 15, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, at The Church Within. On our life journeys, we are asked to heal emotional wounds, learn new ways of being, and gently step into moments of joy. How do we get there? Where do we begin? Bring a notebook and pen. (Donation of $25 includes free copy of book, Traveling Spirit: Daily Tools for Your Life’s Journey. A wonderful holiday gift for you or someone you love). Please visit the Facebook event page here.