Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, consider:
- What have been your most satisfying experiences of working with others to accomplish a common goal?
- What have been your most frustrating experiences of working together with groups?
- When you have helped another person, what, if anything, do you feel you received from the experience?
- In what circumstances do you think it is better not to help another person?
You will lead the participants to practice being a cooperative, caring community that is committed to helping one another and others. Share your understanding of what it means to help one another.