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Showing posts from April, 2015

Spiritual Searches, Meditation ... and Doodling

There is an intimate inter-flow between the mind and body.  A scent can elicit a vivid memory. A sound can trigger physical reactions. A certain amount of fidgeting can help a person who needs to move often be able to stay in one place and concentrate. Meditative practices enhance physical well-being.

"Doodling" may sound like an odd spiritual practice because we often doodle when our attention is mostly otherwise occupied, but in fact Lindy Gifford, an interfaith chaplaincy student, has been developing a gentle, spiritual practice around doodling. She's coming to Midcoast Friends Meeting to lead a session with us.

Workshop: Doodling as a Tool to Increase Focus and Self-Awareness
What does doodling have to do with the spiritual search? Anyone can find out Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 pm at Midcoast Meeting of Friends, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Lindy Gifford will lead a free workshop in focused doodling, sponsored by the Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center. The wor…