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  • There are different versions of this Middle Eastern folktale; this version is just one way to tell it. You can find storytelling tips on WorshipWeb, but this story is also followed by suggestions about integrating this story into worship....
    Story | By Anonymous | August 10, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Animals, Honesty, Integrity, International, Mindfulness, Playfulness, Power, Relationships, Vision
  • In the midst of the whirling day, In the hectic rush to be doing, In the frantic pace of life, Pause here for a moment. Catch your breath; Relax your body; Loosen your grip on life....
    Meditation | By Richard S. Gilbert | June 4, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Balance, Direct Experience, Letting Go, Limitations, Mindfulness, Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Self-Care, Stress, Wholeness, Work
  • I will lift up my voice and sing; Whatever may befall me, I will still follow the light which kindles song. I will listen to the music Arising out of grief and joy alike, I will not deny my voice to the song....
    Meditation | By Robert T Weston | June 2, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Beauty, Beginnings, Despair, Grief, Healing, Hope, Joy, Mindfulness, Pain, Reconciliation
  • We invite each of you to take a deep breath into the present moment, and, realizing that not everyone will have the functions to enter into all of these movements, but grateful for the skills that we do have, we invite you, as you are willing and able, to participate in this interactive meditation.
    Meditation | By Claudene (Deane) Oliva | May 12, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Beauty, Body, Children, Children's / Religious Education Sunday, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Humanism, Meditation Practices, Mindfulness, Nature, Prayer Practices, Wholeness, Youth Sunday, WorshipWeb
  • How many of you like to go hiking? I have a number of walks nearby that I like. Hunger Mountain, Snake Mountain and others. Or if we don’t want to drive, my wife and I just go down to our local park where in just a few steps you can forget you’re in the city. Sometimes we bring our dog Smokey...
    Story | By Gary Kowalski | February 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Challenge, Direct Experience, Environment, Growth, Mindfulness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Searching, Unitarian Universalism
  • In our experience of letting go, may we be open to the possibility that we need not pick our worries back up.
    Meditation | By Carol Allman-Morton | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Direct Experience, Letting Go, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Stress, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability, Worry
  • The following meditation will begin and end with the sound of the mindfulness bell. breathing in i am aware of my pain. breathing out i am aware that i am not my pain. breathing in i am aware of my past. breathing out i am aware that i am not my past. breathing in i am aware of my anger....
    Meditation | By Nathan C. Walker | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Awe, Body, Buddhism, Contemplation, Direct Experience, Discernment, Healing, Health, Kindness, Mindfulness, Peace, Presence
  • As we leave this community of the spirit, May we remember the difficult lesson That each day offers more things than we can do. May we do what needs to be done, Postpone what does not, And be at peace with what we can be and do. Therefore, may we learn to separate That which matters most And that...
    Closing | By Richard S. Gilbert | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Choice, Integrity, Meaning, Mindfulness, Unitarian Universalism
  • As we depart one from another, let our hearts be secure through every human season. Let our hearts be secure in seasons of anguish as in seasons of joy, in seasons of failure as in seasons of success, in seasons of uncertainty as in seasons of security....
    Closing | By James A Hobart | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Compassion, Integrity, Mindfulness, Peace, Self-Respect, Unitarian Universalism
  • O, send forth me, spirit, O Send Forth Me (form for corporate worship) O, send forth us, spirit, forth to do well our work, work of our lives, our living. May these our lives touch healingly, lovingly, those in need of love and healing....
    Meditation | By Tess Baumberger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Contemplation, Mindfulness, Purpose, Service
  • If there is a heaven, it is right here, right now, in this particular arrangement of nature, this happening of earth, moon, and star, this constellation of instants, this laden moment, this flash of recognition, this particle of time. If there is a god, it is all around us, everywhere, in every...
    Meditation | By Tess Baumberger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Awe, Direct Experience, God, Mindfulness, Presence, Wholeness
  • We are called to gather in worship as a beloved community. We are called to set aside distractions and anxieties, that we might touch deeper springs and be renewed. We are called to seek and to share comfort for the hurts that afflict....
    Opening | By Kirk D Loadman-Copeland | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mindfulness

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