Highwoods and “thin space”

Highwoods is a place of calm and beauty right in the middle of Colchester, an opportunity, close to home, to get away from manufactured surroundings. The natural environment often suggests “thin space”, where we naturally feel more able to think spiritually. Even on a cloudy day when colours are dulled, the complexities of plants and insects can jerk us out of our modern sense of human self-sufficiency. On our meditative walk on Sunday, we had three sections: appreciating creation (there’s a lot of it), dealing with worry (there is created abundance everywhere to be thankful for), and taking risks with God (in the storms of life).

Check out the the humble elder flower, growing like a weed, but looking fabulous…


A meditative walk in Highwoods, Colchester