Friday, October 19, 2007

when all hell breaks loose

Found myself at 8.15am today running up our street faster than I thought possible. A good neighbour had just rushed to our door to tell me that Gail was in a traffic accident at the end of the street. Is everything in our life about to shift?

Thankfully both Gail and the motorcyclist are OK. Shaken but OK. Car and bike will need work to make them fit to drive. And so last night's contemplative wisdom at mayBe community meal gets tested sooner than we had anticipated. Is it possible to live like this?

'Life still happens...
Yet in all
we are the tranquil awareness
that grounds and presides and is one with all,
whether things are going well in life
or all hell is breaking loose.'

[M Laird]

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

skating on the surface

We had the third mayBe retreat this weekend at Old Walls in South Devon. Seemed to go very well. Really good to be able to give ourselves over a weekend to some of the contemplative practices that we have been working on over the last few weeks. Again feels like we are skating on the surface of something very big. The pic is of some kind of water boatmen in the stream that runs through the village.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

urban mission house

Excited about Becky's ideas for what she's calling an urban mission house in Blackbird Leys. And good to see this project both gaining energy from, and giving energy to mayBe. On Monday evening the mayBe guardians were wondering what other callings might take shape like this in and around the community?

Saturday, October 06, 2007

skimming stones

The current mayBe cycle on 'the interior life:who are you?' is stretching me. As it should. It's following me around. Breaking into my dreams. We are trying to work out and practise a way to live in the spirit of the mystics. Feels like we're skimming stones on the surface of something big.