2017 | Live recording of retreat talk by Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre, NZ. In the photo below, Stephanie is at Mana with her dear friend and sister Minister, Rev Hilary Star.
What can help us to feel not only steady, but also alive inwardly? And to cultivate compassion for ourselves, as well as others. Stephanie gave this talk not knowing she was already herself anything but well – with several years of extremely challenging illness ahead. But she says now, ‘My greatest sorrow of all is for those whose mind seems to betray them. Persist. Persist. Persist. Courage – and modern medicine – can do so much.’