Finding our Center can be a bit like hide and seek. We need to seek out who we are. Do we look around the corner or further down the hallway for the person hiding?
What do we love? What makes us feel ecstatic? What puts a smile on our faces? What feels like the right thing to do? What feels aligned with our values?
These are choices we can make every day.
Sometimes we need to hide. To find a spot of quiet, be in protected space.
Where do we hide that will feel like the best spot? If the person searching for us takes a while – what do we notice when we’re really quiet? One time I was playing hide and seek with my niece and nephew. The nibling doing the seeking was taking their sweet time and I was trying to be as quiet as possible, to occupy my waiting I started looking around my hiding place, between the wall and an open door. I never had noticed the details in the door before. The woodgrain was showing through behind the paint in interesting paterns. Before too long my nibling found me and the game was set again. This time I was the seeker in search of the hiding ones.
We seek, we find, we come to the center and we leave from that place ready to search anew.
May we all have some fun in learning what it means for us to find our center this month.
Your Director of Religious Education,