Jolene asked us to picture someone from our past, asking us about our lives since we last saw them, a long time ago. What would we say to them? In the break out rooms, she asked us to share our responses, and also to discuss what drew us to the Stories of our Lives group. What do we gain from being part of it? What do, or can, we give to others? What do we want to say about ourselves in the “About us” section of our blog site?Continue reading “About us”
Was I deceived or did a sable cloud turn forth her silver lining on the night?
John Milton, Comus, 1634
Gently, Jolene posed a series of questions for us to consider privately, in silence, before we split into smaller groups to discuss our responses.
“How are you being challenged or stretched by your current circumstances? What moments of hope and joy do they nevertheless contain? What silver linings can you see? What about any past circumstances that you have been through? What silver linings were there? How can you bring self-compassion and kindness to your current experience of the challenges we collectively, and you individually, are facing?”Continue reading “Silver linings”