In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants create a personal "square inch of silence," and reflect on situations in which they might like to try it.
Say in these words, or your own:
We are going to see what it might be like to create our own "square inch of silence"— a moment of retreat and reflection. In times of anxiety, anger or simply distraction, it is an excellent skill to be able to find a calm, still center inside oneself.
Invite participants to get comfortable, out of arms reach of one another, on the floor, a chair (or, on a pillow or mat). Read the meditation in Leader Resource 1 slowly, leaving pauses between sentences for participants to experience their square inch of silence. Ring a bell or chime at the end of the meditation and invite participants to open their eyes.
Guide participants to reflect on the experience, with questions such as:
Participants who tend to be physically active may benefit from having a quiet, manipulable item, such as Silly Putty or clay, to engage their hands during the meditation.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
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