Thu, 22 Dec|
Shaftesbury Friends Meeting House
Planet Shaftesbury - Special Meeting
We're making a space to talk to and listen to one another without the pressure of organising events. Follows the style of a reflective gathering as held 6-monthly since last year. Open to all.
Time & Location
22 Dec 2022, 19:30
Shaftesbury Friends Meeting House, Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury SP7, UK
About the Event
At our monthly meeting in October 2021 we found that there simply wasn't sufficient time for a mindful conversation that had been suggested. We recognised that this time pressure is not unusual at our standard meetings so we allocated a special evening for a conversation.
The conversation started with the acknowledgement that all of us who are part of the Planet Shaftesbury network are responding to an awareness of a breakdown. The period of our planet's existence where the climate was predictable and nature was abundant has ended. We know that human activity, including our own, has contributed to this breakdown and we're making changes in our own lives. Each in our own ways, we'd like to have a positive influence on others as well.
Using this as a starting point we talked and listened to one another. Other than setting a time limit there was no structure and no defined objective. The only rule for this type of meeting is to listen with an open mind to what is happening in the group and within ourselves.
Afterwards we decided to repeat this style of meeting around 6-monthly: this meeting follows those in June '22 and December '21. Everyone welcome.