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  • In this familiar place, listen: to the sounds of breathing, creaking chairs, shuffling feet, clearing throats, and sighing all around Know that each breath, movement, the glance meant for you or intercepted holds a life within it....
    Prayer | By Barbara J Pescan | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Community, Connections, Presence, Silence, Unitarian Universalism
  • As we settle into our seat all of our life comes down with us, like an extended slinky retracting into a single cylinder Back you snap into this body and breath where each day is born and done familiar in this cushion familiar in this ache....
    Meditation | By Susan Maginn | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Presence, Silence, Wholeness, Worth
  • We are bogged down by the details of life. We are smothered by detail. Our bodies fill up with knots of anxiety. Our throats are dry. We would weep, but our eyes have no tears. We could cry out, but we have no passion. Who has done this to us? We confess the pain we cause ourselves....
    Reading | By Richard F Boeke | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Searching, Silence
  • 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
  • Let us take a moment to settle into the silence. Hear and feel your quiet breathing. Hear and feel the quiet of this room and this community of quiet people. As we sit in the quiet, feel the life that stretches between us, that fills this room....
    Meditation | By Emmy Lou Belcher | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Awe, Connections, Freedom, Presence, Silence, Unitarian Universalism
  • In the moments when Word is silence give yourself to it in wholeness and wait. Let the knowing of this primal sound carry you into circles where sound itself— where silence itself—becomes new and the new a song you sing from your bones.
    Meditation | By Susan L Van Dreser | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Direct Experience, Immanence, Listening, Silence, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness

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