Clouds come, clouds go, but the mind is a clear blue sky.
It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying., it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems. Thich Nhat Hanh
Right Mindfulness is like a mother. When her child is sweet, she loves him, and when her child is crying, she still loves him. Everything that takes place in our body and our mind needs to be looked after equally. We don't fight. We say hello to our feeling so we can get to know each other better. Then, the next time that feeling arises, we will be able to greet it even more calmly. - Thich Nhat Hanh
I hope you are enjoying these midsummer's days - relaxing and able to meet everything calmly.
I was just writing to remind you that tomorrow is the 5th Sunday of the month and we don't hold Sangha meetings on the fifth Sundays.
Our next gathering will be next Sunday, August 5 at 6:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, in the Lily Pads complex on North Road in Peace Dale.
I hope you will be able to join us then.
Just a reminder, that if you want to be able to connect with other Sangha members for announcements, ride sharing, events, social action opportunities, etc. .. sign up for our google group. Cindy oversees it and you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, some members are compiling a directory of contact information for those of you who would like be included. Please send your name, address, email and phone number to Linda Lamont at email@example.com, who along with Adria is being kind enough to compile this for us. Please be aware that everyone who signs up for the directory will be sharing their contact info with everyone else in the directory.
Please continue to hold Laura French in your prayers...you can visit or send love in the form of a note to her at 179 fairway Drive, North Kingstown RI 02852.
I also hope the you will SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 6 when we will enjoy the annual RI Community of Mindfulness picnic at Colt State Park in Bristol. Please bring a vegetarian dish, your family, your friends, your pets, a song, a poem, a game, an instrument....but most of all your joyful self. It is fun and a wonderful opportunity to meet folks from the other Sanghas that are part of our larger Community. I hope you will be able to join us.
Until we meet again, I hope you will be enjoying every minute. Here is a "how to" video. How to keep cool and enjoy every moment! Enjoy!
with much love, Joanne