by Peggy Ryden, Becketwood Member
One never knows where a conversation may lead at Becketwood. Recently, at a Monday Martini Salon (Happy Hour) in the Solarium, a meandering conversation led to a discussion about spirituality and where one might experience it. I mentioned the concept of "thin places"— where the boundaries of heaven and earth come closer. It's a fascinating concept that I ran across years ago in a New York Times article. In the article, one definition of thin places read: “heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.”
Several stories shared by the group, which I'll refer to as non-traditional spiritual experiences or possible thin places, included: sunsets at White Sands National Monument, beaches by San Francisco, and a small gathering of people participating in a church service on the rocks of Lake Superior.
If you're curious about how to increase your awareness of the concept of thin places, you may read the New York Times article by Eric Weiner here.
P.S. The Monday Martini Salon (Happy Hour) is a Member gathering of eclectic people and conversation— drop by from 4:30-5:30 pm and see where the conversation leads!