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Leader Resource 2: Journey Meditation

(Once children are settled in a comfortable position, invite them to close their eyes. Read the meditation slowly, giving them time to imagine.)

You are standing on a grassy hillside looking out over a large field. You see a bunny rabbit hopping in the field and there are bumblebees visiting the flowers. A squirrel is sitting on a tree at the edge of the field chattering at you. On the other side of the field is a road. You can see the road stretching far into the horizon. You have to decide if you want to stay where you are, or take a journey on the road.

As you approach the road, you realize it is bumpy. You stop and remember the beautiful natural world behind you in the field and you wonder if you should go back. Then you realize, no matter how bumpy the road ahead is, the memory of the beautiful field will stay with you. You cross onto the road and start walking toward the future, not knowing what it is, but having faith that your memories will stay with you and you will find another beautiful place.

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