The Friends of the Ocee Library is a non-profit group whose purpose is to promote general knowledge of library services and to provide financial assistance for special library needs and events.

As of 25 June 2019, OCEE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. Ocee will be closed for ~6-9 months.

Please visit http://www.afpls.org/ to find alternate library locations and hours. You'll also find info regarding the renovations/closures that are taking place throughout the library system.

Ocee library is offering programs at off-site locations. This blog will remain active during the closure.


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Connectedness

Sharing a message from Ocee yoga/meditation teacher, Patricia:

"We are having to learn how to find a sense of peace and well-being while being confined to our homes and overwhelmed with a sense of fear and foreboding about what is happening in the world around us. Without a determination to take control of our inner world (our thoughts and feelings, our energy,) we can't help but be caught up in all kinds of negative emotions. 

How not to feel afraid when every person we encounter represents a potential danger? How not to feel angry when so much of what we have earned with our hard work seems to be slipping away? How not to resist the temptation to close our hearts to a connection with deeper spirit when we need all our strength to deal with today? 

We have a choice, one that will impact our future when all this is behind us. If we enter the quiet, in meditation and self-discovery, we can not only deal better with what we are facing, but also grow in wisdom and love, grow our soul, as we say. I invite you to make the effort to not just react to what is happening, but to go within so that our actions arise from a more wise and loving place."