New Forest's 2018 Conscious Cafe came to a festive close with our annual Christmas party, featuring a lush Christmas Dinner from Tessie. Secret Santa gifts were merrily shared, and some of us were keen to share favourite recitals; “Albert the Lion” by Janet and “Fading Fast” by Anne were great hits! As ever, the evening was filled with great conversation, much laughter (and even some dancing!)
A lot of great insights were taken away with us this evening. One choice affirmation is from Diana:
“I am strengthening my resolve to say ‘no’ to those things I do not wish to participate in. Self Process: in any given relationship try to discern the level of love present within it. Stand up for yourself and know your own self worth."
Another favourite insight was from Marcos:
“We can learn not to keep situations or events alive in our minds, but to return our attention consciously to the pristine, timeless present moment rather than be caught up in mental movie-making. Our very Presence then becomes our identity rather than our thoughts and emotions."
The Conscious Cafe New Forest group had a fabulous end to their 2018 and would like to pass an end-of-year question on to you: what have you learned this year that has had an impact on your life?
Wishing you a great Christmas and a fruitful & fulfilling 2019!
New Forest Group Leader
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