For the past 24 months the COVID-19 Pandemic has made us more aware of human suffering and there is no end in sight. Sweeping across the globe, the virus has brought death, grief, increased financial hardship, worry, fear and anxiety into our ordinary lives. Prolonged emotional distress creates suffering as it takes a toll on one’s mental health and spiritual wellness. Suffering is part of the human condition, but is it necessary? Join us for a better understanding of the challenging role of
“They say that change is the only constant in this life and that is hard to argue with. We can look at our neighborhoods and in our communities and in nature and in our families and in the mirror and see that nothing stays the same for very long. So, with all that shifting around us, where can we find peace, where does stability come, what can we really hold onto? More than we think.”
Many desperately seek it; a few have more than others; while some feel that they have little or none. What’s in your power and how do you use it?
Prelude Sung by Dimitri Sobol “One Power” Words and Music by Daniel Mahmod
An Ever Widening Circle
A classic Zen exercise is the ensō, the circle hand-drawn in a single fluid brushstroke. It is close to perfect, but never there. Its incompleteness serves as an invitation to everything beyond it, and as such makes a wonderful model for community life. How does “not being quite complete “serve us as faith communities”?