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  • The words we cast to fill the silence left by one we loved never are enough.
    Poetry | By David Breeden | June 2, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Contemplation, Death, Grief, Meaning, Memorial Services, Silence
  • On my worst days, it is gravity I am most grateful for: the way the earth pulls at me from her core, yearns for me, keeps me pressed tightly against her surface. When my own core is hollowed out, when I have no more mass than a leaf dead on the branch, still this is enough for the earth to find me.
    Meditation | By Jess Reynolds | September 19, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Contemplation, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Letting Go, Nature, Patience, Silence, Spiritual Practice
  • “If your love for me requires that I hide parts of who I am, then you don't love me. Love is never a request for silence.”...
    Quote | By DeRay Mckesson | July 16, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Direct Experience, Humanism, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Secular, Silence, Wholeness
  • I invite you to enter a period of quiet for a guided meditation. You may wish to adjust your position so that your spine is straight, your body relaxed, your hands resting gently in your lap. You will probably want to close your eyes and shut out all the distractions of the light....
    Meditation | By Shari Woodbury | March 15, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Awe, Creativity, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Healing, Humanism, Presence, Silence, Unitarian Universalism, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Let this be a place of warm and gentle silence: the silence that soothes and comforts the wounded, the silence that yields insights into heart and soul, the silence that calms, the silence the listens, the silence that speaks, the silence that renews. Let this be a place of warm and gentle silence.
    Meditation | By Barbara Stevens | March 15, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Contemplation, Direct Experience, Listening, Peace, Silence
  • "How complicated it is to break silence: to open all of the secrets in all of our broken hearts. But silence does break; truth seeks the light. We're unraveling silence because we have determined that our power with one another is greater than the power someone once had over us."
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | November 15, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Brokenness, Direct Experience, Gender, Healing, Humanism, Men, Power, Silence, Truth, Violence, Women
  • “Everything around us and within us is made up of energy particles that are woven together into a universal tapestry. Since everything is connected, there is an intimate relationship between the atomic space around and within me, and the atomic space around and within you — regardless of where...
    Leader Resource | By Erika Hewitt | February 9, 2017 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Contemplation, Direct Experience, Leadership, Secular, Silence
  • The Solstices teach us that darkness comes, that darkness goes. The Solstices teach us that light comes, that light goes. The Solstices teach us, calmly, silently, to be calm, silent. Learning. The Solstices teach us as we circle the sun that everything flies....
    Poetry | By David Breeden | January 1, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Awe, Connections, Earth, Earth-Centered, Humanism, Nature, Paganism, Secular, Silence, Summer Solstice, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule, Wisdom
  • Ah, it’s true. When our ancestors spoke of heaven, they were speaking of this moment. When they went on about nirvana they imagined a time like this. When they sang of paradise, it was this morning they imagined....
    Poetry | By Mark Belletini | June 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Community, Generations, Imagination, Living Our Faith, Love, Mystery, Presence, Silence, Truth
  • Night has its own kind of beauty, different than the beauty of day. Night is a time of sleep and dreams and inward visions, A time of pause within activity. Darkness is an invitation to imagining and storytelling, And to using ears instead of eyes to listen to the world in its stillness....
    Meditation | By Gary Kowalski | June 3, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Beauty, Death, Earth-Centered, Imagination, Listening, Mystery, Searching, Silence, Solitude, Summer Solstice, Vision, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Let us join hearts in the spirit of meditation and prayer: Juntemos corazones en el espiritu de meditacion y oracion: Mysterious Presence, Presencia misteriosa, God, our Father and our Mother, Dios, nuestro Padre y nuestra Madre, Spirit of Life whom we struggle to name in our joys and our sorrows...
    Meditation | By Susan Manker-Seale | June 2, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Caring, Faith, God, Hope, Justice, Peace, Presence, Service, Silence, Unity
  • Silence is not always golden. Sometimes, silence is a contempt for goodness; silence is a consent for atrocities; silence is a scorn for humanity. Often, it is better to scream.
    Meditation | By David O. Rankin | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Discernment, Evil, Good, Responsibility, Silence
  • Let my body remember. Let my hands and feet remember. Let my breath remember those who have come before me, those who have come before us. Didn’t Muhammad wait quietly in his cave? And didn’t Jesus sigh silently by the blue lake? And Guan Yin, didn’t she sit in silence thinking about what to...
    Poetry | By Mark Belletini | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Connections, Contemplation, Generations, History, Silence, Unity
  • Please join me for a body prayer of caring. We bring our hands over our hearts to express respect for ourselves. We expand our hands into a small circle to express respect for others. We expand our hands out wide to express our respect for our church. [repeat 3 times] Amen and may it be so.
    Prayer | By Annie Scott | April 3, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Body, Direct Experience, Healing, Health, Silence, Spiritual Practice, Worship Tips, WorshipWeb
  • It's important is to take time to be quiet, to be still, so we can be in touch with the deepest and best part of ourselves—our inner voice— often called prayer or meditation. I invite you to join in a body prayer. I will show you the motions— then invite you to move through it with me once,...
    Prayer | By Annie Scott | April 3, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Direct Experience, Healing, Health, Silence, Spiritual Practice, Worship Tips, WorshipWeb
  • Spirit of life and love, In the silence In the stillness We hear the call of our own heart Its tender dreams Its sorrows and its triumphs In the silence In the stillness We hear whispers of days gone by Of dreams still becoming The promise of the future We celebrate together Our individual journe...
    Prayer | By Sara Eileen LaWall | March 6, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Direct Experience, Listening, Silence, Unitarian Universalism, Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
  • Out of wood and stone, out of dream and sacrifice, the people build a home. Out of the work of their hands and hearts and minds, the people fashion a symbol and a reality. May this house be truly a place of meeting: meeting in warmth and joy and openness; meeting in courage and love and trust....
    Blessing | By Eileen B Karpeles | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Building/Space Dedication, Business Meetings, Courage, Generations, Hope, Inclusion, Love, Peace, Sacrifice, Silence, Sorrow, Trust
  • Let us join our hearts and minds in the quiet of meditation and prayer. How shall we pray? First, let us be open to the silence. Let us hear the sounds in this room, the noises outside, and the comfortable murmur from the children downstairs. Let us begin to hear the soft beating of our hearts....
    Prayer | By Judith L Quarles | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Connections, Gratitude, Silence, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism
  • Giver of being and freedom, thou who touches our lives in unforeseen ways, who unsettles our ease and upsets our self-satisfactions: We wait in these moments of stillness to let the hidden processes of healing and growth do their silent work within us, and to let the quiet work of reconciliation ...
    Meditation | By George Kimmich Beach | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Growth, Mystery, Searching, Silence, Trust, Unitarian Universalism
  • Quiet yourself and listen to the rhythm of your breath, your heart . . .Listen to the silence . . .
    Meditation | By Stephen W Dick | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Contemplation, Direct Experience, Meditation Practices, Self-Care, Silence, Spiritual Practice

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