Just This Day
Today (Wednesday 27 November 2019) is Just This Day, an annual worldwide celebration of the space of silence that we all share. During Assembly this morning, we reflected on what Just this Day means and explored different ways we can find and share peace with others. We learnt about the intricate labyrinth located in the Chartres Cathedral in France and discussed the beautiful labyrinth created by members of the Melbourne School of Philosophy using pine leaves and vibrant knitted poppies.
Found in many cultures, labyrinths have only one path to the centre and the same one out, so there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. The path becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives. The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, quiets the mind, relaxes the body and refreshes the spirit.
All students and staff took the time today to walk the labyrinth and contribute many minutes of silence to the world bank of peace.