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Spiritual Preparation, Session 8: Hare's Gifts

In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program

The two animals in this session's central story made different decisions about where to build their homes. Hyena built his home in isolation, Hare in community. Just as we struggle as a society with balancing the rights of the individual with the needs of the group, many of us struggle personally with balancing time for ourselves with the time it takes to be in community.

What energizes you? People who are considered introverts generally receive their strength from within and may need plenty of time alone. Extroverts draw strength from being with others. Does either term describe you? Or, do you feel you have a bit of both in you?

Wherever you draw your strength, make sure you are taking care of yourself and finding enough of both the alone time you need and the time to be in community with other adults. Teaching is a great commitment to the congregation. It is also important that you practice self care. To fully enjoy the experience of leading Creating Home, aim to become fully energized before you start a session.

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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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