111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, BARDON.

Mar
04

Walking Meditation

To walk contemplatively in nature, is not to hike, not to be in a rush to reach the end, but to be receptive to the present moment, to be open to wonder.   The experience of ‘awe’ is a touch deep within, an overwhelming feeling of reverence, of something that transcends understanding, that expands human consciousness.   Awe can be experienced in listening to a sublime piece of music, in standing before a fine work of art, in...
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Jul
24

A walk through the Daintree

Mary Robson recalls her recent “Tropical Wilderness Retreat” experience, a six day walking retreat based in Cairns, Far North Queensland - an initiative of our Melbourne partner Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, ‘Being with God in Nature Ministry’ run by Peter Saunders. If interested in this style of retreat please contact us. A walk through the Daintree A smoking ceremony preceded our introduction to the Daintree Forest.  As I walked around the smoking fire on the Kuku...
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Jun
26

An Empty Pew

I was away from home on Pentecost and decided to celebrate this significant  feast of the ‘birth’ of the Church,  in a country town close to where I was staying.    The town boasted a beautiful Cathedral which I had visited a number of years ago.   I set out early on Pentecost morning, wanting to make sure I got a seat, I recalled my last visit to the Cathedral, a few years back, when the pews were packed.   As I...
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Jun
12

The waves, rocks and a great cormorant

I sit on the rocks while the great cormorant perches like a statue on the cliff, drying its wings in the sun, surveying the expanse of ocean. Sunbeams dance and sparkle on moving waters, a gentle haze of sea spray is carried in the breeze.  The waves break over the rocks creating an endless low rumble as rocks are rolled back and forth, back and forth and so on and so on . . . . ....
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May
07

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

There was an unexpected journey during these Lenten days. Sensed the need to go! Not knowing what to expect feared for the worst. Arrived by plane – tried to hide feelings of  concern, sadness, overwhelming love. Set out together on the long road home. No music, no joy just the noise of the car wheels turning. So many thoughts, little conversation. Countryside bleak, ravaged by drought, fields and hillsides devoid of life, wheels kept turning. Tried...
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Mar
18

Musings from a Country Walk

Set out early, the sky scattered with lacey morning cloud, a gentle, cool breeze gave no hint of the heat that would unfold with the day.  A horse over the fence gave a quiet snort of recognition as I passed by, thought I might listen to music, but decided instead to be ‘present’ to the morning.   A brown speckled butterfly fluttered past, I reached for my camera, but it was gone.    The sun began to light up the clouds,...
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