The concept of feelings covers a wide spectrum from sensory touch, gentle or painful, through various emotions, love or disgust, confidence or fear. The effect of being with friends or in an angry crowd; the experience of being in the beauty of the countryside or the desolate emptiness of clinical depression; the uplifting contemplation of the grandeur of the universe, are all examples that have an effect on how we feel. Murray’s aim is to explore an understanding of health, the place of medicine, and the basis of happiness.
Murray McGrath writes: “Firstly, what I am not! I am not a scientist, academic or practitioner, and I don’t see that necessarily as a disadvantage. Sometimes, these disciplines can narrow one’s perspective. I used to be an optometrist, which suited me well, combining person to person and technical aspects. When, nearly 50 years ago, I came across the health approach of the Kingston Clinic in Edinburgh, now sadly no longer in existence, I was convinced by the philosophy, and enthusiastic to live it and indulge my craving for understanding.”
A series of five sessions on the theme of ‘Exploring Spirituality’ will be held at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. The sessions are intended to be of interest not only to Quakers, but also other spiritual seekers. All are welcome. Admission is free, but donations towards the QMH expenses will be gratefully accepted. Each session will usually comprise a talk, questions and answers, sharing experiences and discussion, and a time of meditation or silent worship. They will take place monthly on a Saturday afternoon, from 2.30–4.30 pm. Tea/coffee will be available for a modest charge from 2.00 – 2.30 pm.