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Introduction, Session 5: Reflection (Mirror)

In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program

Hello darkness, my old friend,

I've come to talk with you again,

Because a vision softly creeping,

Left its seeds while I was sleeping,

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains,

Within the sounds of silence.

— Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, "Sounds of Silence"

The mirror symbolizes reflection. In this session, there are opportunities to explore physical reflection and to consider the tool of reflection in our faith. Discussion may include when, where, and how we take the time to listen inside ourselves for a still, small voice. As leaders, you will want to emphasize that our still small voice can be thought of as our conscience. In addition, some people think of it as the voice of God. Allow time for participants to engage the issue of when they have difficult questions and have used, or can use, reflection to think about the answers.

You will need to obtain some meditative music to help you create a reflective atmosphere for the Opening and for Activity 3: Reflection and Artistic Expression. Choose music ahead of time and arrange to use (or bring) a CD or tape player.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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