Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
I am pleased to publish an extensive review by Vin Harris of Mindful Heroes-stories of journeys that changed lives. Vin states: The book … makes the connection between the Hero’s Journey and the inner journeys of people who study and practice mindfulness.
I’ve no wish to supercede Vin’s evaluation in my praise for this book, but rather let the readers enjoy an appreciation of his account of this unique edition. The four stages of the hero’s journey are:
- DEPARTURE: leaving the normal world and entering strange new territory.
- DESCENT: encountering obstacles and receiving help.
- INITIATION: facing challenges and finding freedom.
- RETURN: coming home and being able to help others
(cf A Conversation with David Brazier published in Many Roads in 2014.)
Also included in this month’s Many Roads is a short contemplative film by Sitar Rose, No Lockdown on the River Garry. Sitar is an accomplished documentary fimmaker with a wide range of titles. She says of herself: I specialise in health education work and the arts and frequently work with sensitive and difficult issues.
Lastly, there is a series of photographs taken in and around Edinburgh from the u3a group.
Albert Harris, editor
Wishing all a happy and relaxing time.