Jeff: You can just sit and do “Nothing,” you know (that is a meditation) or you can choose to do “Something.” Which do you choose? Good choice! The category of Something has much to recommend it, in particular its vast … particularity. The next choice is form. Some options: “Stillness” (the obvious candidate), “Movement,” or “Relational,” “Expressive” (for the artists), or any “Life Activity” for that matter. Which do you choose? Good choice! You chose stillness, a traditionalist, and thus you have aligned yourself with a wondrous historic pedigree of eyes-closed forest-dwelling droolers. Next choice: object. Behind door number one we have “Breath,” positively humming and susurrating with energetic mysteries! Door two: “Body” – dare we go here? Not easy for heads on sticks. Behind door number three is “Mantra,” a bit religious-sounding, but then this is devotion month, and we are explorers. So many adventures to choose from! This Monday night, we ask: how might a practice address our needs of the moment?
Erin and Chris: A great gift of meditation practice is how it can heighten our awareness of our own privileges and intersecting identities, making room to see and shift the ways we operate within societal structures. In our meditation sit, we’ll practice opening our minds/hearts/bodies to fresh perspectives.
Nat and Matt: Ever had your toes stepped on? Not those toes, your other ones. Well before you go getting a new pair of shoes, or cleaning up your dirty ones, contemplate how you want to go about touching up your loafers. This week we’ll talk about putting the shine on your spirit before breaking out the shoe polish. Is this metaphor getting too deep? It’s about experiencing injustice and really thinking about how to make the world a better place from within first. But that was already clear, right?