Zimzum Resources

Class 2—March 15 & 16 — Zimzum and the Imago Dei

Poem: “Alone” by Maya Angelou

Articles:The Good Life Requires People” and “Where Have All the Guys Gone?” from the Boston Globe. Also, an additional video interview with the author of The Good Life which is the longest scientific study on happiness.

Spiritual Practices: “The Wealth of Companionship” From Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller — We often isolate when things get tough. How can you cultivate relationships with others and make sure to check in with them when you need a place of still water?

“The Be Still” Prayer — Pray using the verse “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) in diminishing lengths. Taught by Phileena Heuertz and explained fully here. Note: The organization Phileena formerly worked at is now closed and a dialogue box will appear when you click the link. Just close out the box to get to the practice.

Class 1—March 1 & 2 — Intro to Zimzum

Poem “Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches” by Mary Oliver from Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Article: “How Constantly Being Busy Affects Your Well-Being” from VeryWellMind.com

Spiritual Practice: “Thinning” From Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller — Just like carrots that are sprouting, we need to make room and thin out good things, or there won’t be room for anything to flourish or thrive.

Spiritual Practice: The Jesus Prayer

Anglican Prayer Beads: Purchase on Etsy

Orthodox Prayer Bracelet: Purchase on Etsy.

Books: Praying with Beads: Daily Prayers for the Christian Year by Nan Lewis Doerr and Virginia Stem Owens; and A Bead and a Prayer by Kristin Vincent.

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