In this blog, I want to try something a little different. I have been struggling with an issue that has been impacting my happiness. It’s very much a current issue, not something I’ve solved for myself. But I had an idea.
Yesterday as I sat in the silence of my Quaker meeting, I had the idea of “turning towards the light” – not to ignore negative feelings per se but equally not to ruminate on them.
As founding Quaker George Fox said:
“The first step of peace is to stand still in the light.”
Or, if I’m able to adapt an excerpt from Advice and Queries to make it more comfortable for agnostics and atheists,
“Take heed to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. Trust them as the leadings of good, whose light shows us our darkness and brings us to new life.”
So I want to try applying this in my day to day life this week and share how it goes and anything I might learn. Continue reading “An experiment in attention”