sunny sunday

Random Thing #20
I found a new place to spend Sunday mornings:
the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta, at the Woodruff Arts Center.

I'm not, by nature, a churchgoer; my beliefs don't follow a defined doctrine... plus, I don't like to sing in public (being a Pasquariello, I am utterly tone deaf). My "religion" has become a patchwork quilt of what feels right — I like different aspects of Christianity, Buddhism, Transcendentalism, New Age and Native American Spirituality.

That said, I really enjoyed this morning's service. A guest speaker from the Art of Living Foundation spoke about peace, about the power of breathing, and being in harmony with your surroundings. All very fitting, given that this is the Season for Nonviolence, an annual campaign
inspired by the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace."
-Thich Nhat Hanh


Trey said...

I am glad you ended up coming.. and liking it!

Susan Marie said...

Maybe some Sunday I'll join you and we can breathe and hum together :-)