We are about to enter sacred time. We are about to make this time and this place sacred by our presence and intention.
Please turn off or silence your phones… and as you do so, I invite us also to turn down the volume on our fears; to remove our masks; and to loosen the armor around our hearts.
Don’t take my word for it; do it as slowly as you need to. If you take a little risk with these good people, you may find that they have the same human needs as you do.
Let go of the expectations placed on you by others—and those they taught you to place on yourself.
Drop the guilt and the shame, not to shirk accountability, but in honest expectation of the possibility of forgiveness.
Let go of the thing you said the other day. Let go of the thing you dread next week. Be here, in this moment. Breathe, here.