Time to Listen

“The god does not speak to those who have no time to listen.”

I came across these words in a novel about Merlin many years ago, and they have stayed with me ever since. For me, being ready to listen to the god (or goddess) is central to my paganism; everything else, the rituals and blessings, words and gestures are all empty without that listening.

But it’s not easy to make time to listen.  I can sit down somewhere and be quiet for a bit, but soon my mind starts wandering, and I forget. I have to keep on coming back to silence, again and again. This is what meditation and contemplation are about.

A small group of us are exploring meditation and contemplation in a pagan context. We meet in West Molesey (near Hampton Court) for a couple of hours on a Saturday morning once a month. If you are interested, you are welcome to come along. It doesn’t matter if you’ve meditated before or not. If you’re interested email me.


Deer in Bushy Park


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