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Motion is manifested in everything within our Universe and nothing is ever really at rest. Everything moves, vibrates and circles – constantly like the way our lives seem to be busy-on-the-go, cram another thing into today’s vivacious schedule and try not to run in too many circles to finish the crazy race-of-the-day.
After all that busy talk, close your eyes. Well, you might want to leave at least one eye open to read this… I want to take you someplace – so maybe pretend your eyes are closed for just a moment. Imagine yourself on a work break. You’ve gone to a peaceful place. There’s no loud talking. No machines beep. All the phones are silent. Nobody calls your name, interrupts you, or cries for help from down the hall. Are you still with me? I hope you’re imagining a lovely, restful place. Okay let’s center. So you’re on this break…
You take a few deep breathes.
And you wait.
Wait for what?
Oh yes, you wait to hear this beautiful sound – a sound that sends healing to your mind, body and spirit. It’s the sound of a gong.
Ever heard one before? It’s really remarkable – and amazing that this small desk top-sized gong could cause resonant vibration and soothing rhythm to enter your body, touch you and influence your emotions like no other source of input or expression. What a calming affect it had over me and I was just there to photograph it. Our dear Chaplain Lynn Baker treated me to a sound demonstration that left me curious for another.
Every Wednesday between Noon and 12:20 p.m. the chaplains at Community Regional will offer a “centering space”, a place for employees to break away from their moving Universe to bring harmony and calm to the day. The Centering Space will consist of a short litany, moments of sweet, sweet silence and a closing litany.
Whether your pursuit is meditative, spiritual or transformational, their goal is to help people to restore an intrinsic state of balance and well-being. As you listen to the gong’s sound, it will penetrate every cell and fiber of your body. Gong meditations are considered one of the most deeply healing and restorative meditations possible because of the deep state of relaxation that is felt in response to the sound vibration. It’s a perfect mid day break, don’t you think?
The Centering Space is open on Wednesdays from Noon to 12:20 p.m. for five minute sessions in the Chapel located on the first floor off of the main lobby. Please enter very quietly so you don’t disturb others involved in this exercise. The sessions will repeat every five minutes – stay for one or come for all.
If you have questions, please contact the Chaplain Services at Ext. 56461.