Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Spiritual Preparation

Part of Families

Who are you? An active question for those in the youth age bracket, it is also one we are finding affects all of us. Are you in the career you imagined? Are you in the relationship you imagined? Who are you? How do you identify yourself? Are you your work? Are you your role in your family? Are you the facts you have accumulated? Are you your accomplishments or talents? What is the essential part of you? One of the benefits of daily meditation practice or any spiritual practice like journaling is a chance to see into your Essential Self; that part of you that is steady and watches the other parts of you do their thing. Like any kind of practice or exercise, the Essential Self becomes stronger and more present the more often we make room for it. How would bringing your Essential Self to the group change the group? Take a moment, breathe, and reflect on the question, who are you?