Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, consider:
- Consider this session's opening quote: "Life is like a compost heap. The rotting debris of everyday trials just keeps piling up... but if we wait long enough and remain steadfast and strong, even the stinkiest pile will bear good and worthwhile things." What are some of the items piled in your metaphorical compost heap? What "stinky" items have borne good and worthwhile things?
- Do you have a physical compost heap? If not, is it a project you might begin?
Allow your sense of reverence, wonder, and awe to be present as you lead this session.