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Beside Restful Waters

by Greg Hermann

“So how do we find inner freedom?

We can begin by noticing that whenever we suffer pain, the mind is always quick to identify with the negative aspects of things and replay them over and over again, wounding us deeply.”

Fr. Richard Rohr

There is a common thread to the discussions of our talking circles and healing groups these past few weeks. We’ve discussed setting resolutions, or intentions, as we enter a new year. The common thread I am hearing is “self-care”. What has been most interesting is our measurements of self-care. This week in particular, the measuring guides have been in terms of stepping stones rather than milestones, inches instead of feet, and lifestyle changes rather than diet and exercise.