There is a growing body of research indicating that people who look after their spiritual wellbeing are more likely to keep better health and to cope well in the face of illness. This idea has caught the imagination of a small group of local people from Tain and Invergordon and for the last two years that group have been meeting, talking, thinking and asking: How can we stay well spiritually? What can we do, in everyday communities to help each other cultivate that spiritual strength that we need to face life and the challenges it presents?
These are not easy questions. And we have no clear-cut answers but this group have agreed on one key thing: that really listening is the most important thing we can do for each other. We believe that finding a way to hear the pain and struggles, and also to share the joy and hopes of our everyday lives will lead to good things happening in our local community.
So, we have come up with a way to discuss the spiritual questions that we think are most important. And we’ve called this process ‘Blether’. Blether is about everyday people in the grassroots of their community listening together and seeking a deeper sense of shared meaning and purpose in their daily lives.
If you’d like to learn more about how to Blether with us or in your own community, we’d love to hear from you! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org