January 25, 2016
Walk the labyrinth, between 10 am and 2 pm, Thursday, February 4, in Hildebrand Hall.
Quaker elder Parker Palmer spent a week on retreat in the northern woods of Wisconsin. The following is from his journal: “I was asked if I liked being alone. It depends, sometimes I’m my best friend, sometimes I’m my worst enemy. We’ll see who shows up. Welcome and entertain them all! After five days of silence and solitude, many of the demands that hung over me when I came out here have lightened or lifted. Since I’ve done little this week to meet those demands, the lesson seems clear: they were mostly the inventions of an agitated mind. Now that my mind has quieted, its “illusory demands” have vaporized, and I feel a deeper peace.” Plymouth’s labyrinth offers a mini retreat into solitude. As you walk the path, stay open to whatever shows up. Quiet your mind and rest into that deeper peace. –Sharon Brown, Labyrinth FacilitatorSubscribe