It is advent, marking the lead up to Christmas. Our thoughts may be on card writing, present making or buying, travel plans to meet with those we love, and things that have to be completed before the holidays begin. It may be a happy time of year; it may be a difficult time of year.
I have an advent candle that I plan to use each day (and will fail some days I know!). It will cause me to pause; to seek to be still (and forgive myself when this defeats me!). There will be happy moments; there will be difficult moments. But I know seeking stillness in the midst of the busyness of the season will be worthwhile. It will help me to be more aware of myself, of others – and the Light of the World.
Join me, whether you have an advent candle or not. Take five minutes each day to pause.
This is Mindful Monday on 2 December 2019.
Join Sara Shailer and Julie Hill at the Oasis, Cheltenham, tonight 2 December, 7.30-9 pm for an evening of mindfulness focussed on our interconnectedness. There will music, reflective craft, meditation – and always time out for a cuppa. Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org