August Eliot 2017 "Find Your Sanctuary: Rest, Renew, Live" with Rev. Terry Hershey

Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM

We live in a world of bigger and faster. This takes a toll. Our internal well-being thermometers and our relationships can be impacted by stress, anxiety, and disquiet. We all need permission “to be gentle with ourselves” to regain spiritual balance and passion. Together we will explore ways to step back from the distracted-driven pace of life and return to presence, awareness, centeredness, faith, balance, gratitude, sanctuary and delight. Sanctuaries are places to be grounded, replenished and nourished. Over the course of the week we’ll discuss how to create places of sanctuary. What’s the catch? This isn’t a technique or program. It is not for a select few. It is simple invitation to set down the load we carry. 
To rest. 
To breathe. 
To refuel. 
To pay attention.
Is it okay to pause even when we’re not equipped and organized? Yes. Pausing isn’t a contest or a race. This is the permission to let our souls catch up with our bodies.

Terry Hershey is an author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine. He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of "pausing” and “sanctuary,” to help us do less and live more. Terry’s book, The Power of Pause, offers the permission to slow down and to be gentle with ourselves, in a world that demands More-Bigger-Faster. Most days, you can find Terry out in his garden–on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound—because he believes that there is something fundamentally spiritual about dirt under your fingernails.