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From December 27th to January 7th one hundred of us were observing noble silence (complete silence with no physical contact with others, not even eye contact!; and of course no contact to the outside world) while practising meditation for the majority of each day while having the daily food consumption (vegetarian) finished by noon, with the exception of a couple of fruit and a cup of lemon tea at 5pm.
This may not sound like most people’s idea of a fun time, nor the best way to spend the holidays, nor even the most ideal way to ring in the new year – well, for this moose, it was perfect.
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I, Mús, will be partaking in a challenge whereby I will endeavour to perform a feat almost biblicalesque (but not quite). Noo, not converting would-be-water-drinkers into winos, not even walking on water – but close!
On Saturday, 18th February 2012 I will be completing a Firewalk Challenge in aid of Barnardos Ireland at The Clarion Hotel, Sligo, Ireland (between 6pm and 9pm).
“Who are Barnardos and what do they do?”
“Barnardos’ work is about helping children make the most of their lives. They operate in over 40 Barnardos centres in communities across Ireland. – Barnardos work with families to improve parenting skills and tackle issues of poverty, domestic abuse, addiction and the impact these problems have on children. – This work cannot be carried out without the support of the many donors and funders who make this possible.”
OK, and what is firewalking anyway?
Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. It has been practiced by many people and cultures in all parts of the world, with the earliest known reference dating back to Iron Age India – c. 1200 BC. and is often used as a rite of passage, as a test of an individual’s strength, courage, and faith.
Cool! So how can I help?
My requirement to take part in the event is to raise €200, so anything you can give will be a great help. You can:
- Visit our donations page on MyCharity.ie: Click here to visit & donate.
- Share this page and encourage your friends to help out too.
- Prefer PayPal? Send us an e-mail: WakeUp[at]SleepyMoose[dot]com
- You can see the parent event here.
- And check out the Barnardos Charity website here.
Feel free to ask any questions or leave comments below.
Thank you very much for your time and considerations.
Sleepy Moose: Waking up – from the world around, to the world within.