Meditation and Reflective Journaling Workshops
Join me in exploring the evening’s theme with mindfulness meditation and reflective journaling, through compassion and common humanity.
November Theme - November is a month of giving thanks. How do you extend generosity beyond concepts of uncertainty and scarcity? What blocks generosity? What supports it?
(If you missed this class, you can listen to the guided meditation and follow the writing prompt below.)
December Theme - With winter approaching, one can easily be overwhelmed by fear. How can you hold this fear tenderly, and cultivate faith in something larger than the immediate story or situation?
Free and open to the community. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 people and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. No prior meditation or writing experience is necessary.
When: Thursdays, November 12 & December 10, 4:30 - 6:00pm PT
Where: via Zoom
To register, please click here or call 650-853-2935.
You Don’t Know Me But
by Laura Grace Weldon
I miss you, fellow walkers – dad with double stroller,
rainbow legging woman, earnest black hound hauling
graybeard man on a never-slack leash.
I miss the Marc’s check-out clerk with three nose rings,
bitten nails, sardonic asides.
Miss the librarian whose voice is soft as my mother’s was
back when I sobbed myself weak, her hand
stroking my hair while she looked out the window.
Wherever you are now, I wish you well. Cast light around you
each night before sleep. I want your granny to pull through,
your job to stick around, your landlord to grant you
every dispensation. I want flowers
to sprout in your garbage, old milk to turn into yogurt.
May your junk mail transform into loans forgiven,
scholarships granted, grievances forgotten.
May we see each other soon, smile in recognition,
reimagine a world where we all breathe free.
What inspires you about this poem? How are you inspired to stretch the practice of generosity towards those you know, strangers, animals, plants and/or the earth? What gets in the way?