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Time and Timelessness: Finding Refuge, Finding Inspiration

With Jaya Rudgard recorded on October 30, 2022.

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Certain moments, events and experiences open our awareness beyond the everyday to a sense of something more eternally present. Meditation points our attention to just this place, which the poet TS Eliot called ‘the point of intersection of the timeless with time’. Contemplating life from such a perspective we can often find fresh resources of inspiration, courage, compassion and creativity. Today’s session will invite us to look deeper into our moment to moment experience and explore our sense of time and timelessness.

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