Last weekend was a time of minor transformations as I shared space with a group of people at Whirlow Grange retreat house in Sheffield. Talks, discussions, food, various forms of spirituality and worship.
I am left with sense of weariness having been aware and ‘switch on’ for four long days. Those with whom I walk over that period have come away with some direction and many more question but with a sense of self.
Today I came across this quote which jumped out at me:
“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” ~ Lao Tzu
In some sense, in God’s grace a good summing up!