Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation: On Perception

Yesterday our community talked about "Reality" in our community meeting. Since our perception is intimately tied to our realities, it is important to enter into other's perceptions so as to enter into their realities. Below is a video of an artist who is attempting to challenge perceptions. How can you challenge your own perceptions? Whose… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Perception

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Monday Meditation: On Peacebuilding

The video below is the trailer for a larger work that has yet to come out. But, with the snippets we do get, there is vision for peacemaking that is cast. On Sunday, the Cortina Community talked about what it means to engage conflict, to acknowledge the thoughts, experiences, and stories of the people in… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Peacebuilding

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Monday Meditation: On Marginalization

Okay. I have a challenge for you. Stop and think about all the different groups or demographics to which you belong: age, gender, marital status, socio-economic status, ethnicity, etc. The list is a long one for all of us, no doubt. Without really doing any formal research, I would speculate this has a lot to… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Marginalization

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Monday Meditation: On Particularity

We went on a retreat this weekend. It was wonderful. We talked about the layers and work of community, about creating sacred space, about bringing our assets to enhance the life of the community, about becoming servants to one another, and about vulnerability. We began the retreat by acknowledging difference. We acknowledged the different places… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Particularity

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Monday Meditation: On Meeting

The framing concept for Sunday's meeting was somewhat of a meta-word: "Meeting." Our Community Times are essentially a learning space. Today seems like a good day to think about what we hope to do in not only this learning space, but all learning spaces. So, whether you are an aspiring teacher, or just someone who… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Meeting