Day 29 – touch

Day 29 – touch

Today's word for writing is "touch." On pathways to collective flourishing, how should we touch? In as much touch is a language, what does yours communicate? What does the welcome touch of another do to/for you? What are our good and terrible cultural practices/norms around touch? When is touch an act of entitlement or violence? When is lack of a touch an act of violence or neglect? Under what conditions does touch have healing potential? What are some of the sacred ways people use touch in community? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel. Then, write three lines of poetry. May it be a...

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Optional Sunday Practice – courage

Optional Sunday Practice – courage

While some traditionally rest from lenten practices on Sundays, for those who intend to write the full 46 days, Today's word for writing is "courage." On pathways to collective flourishing, what courage is needed? Whose courage in the past has enabled your being? How do you tend your own courage - what feeds/inspires it? In what circumstances doesn't it feel hardest for you to find your courage? What makes community so important for acts of courage? What feels easy to you now but once took great courage? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel. Then, write three lines of poetry. May it be a...

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Day 28 – protect

Day 28 – protect

Today's word for writing is "protect." On pathways to collective flourishing, how should we practice protection? What systems make false promises of protection while actually doing harm? What are some ordinary ways we can protect each other in community? Where is there need for more protection and where is there need for less? What have you had to learn to protect within/about yourself? What are the impacts of seeking to protect those who have not asked for an intervention? Do you know your priorities when it comes to who/what you protect? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel. Then, write...

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Day 27 – Vulnerability

Day 27 – Vulnerability

Today's word for writing is "vulnerability." On pathways to collective flourishing, how does vulnerability take shape? What makes intentional vulnerability a form of power? What possibilities are closed off when we are unwilling to practice vulnerability? How does agency make a critical difference when it comes to vulnerability? When you have felt vulnerable, how did you hope others would respond? How do you respond internally to the vulnerability to others? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel. Then, write three lines of poetry. May it be a prayer, a confession, an observation, a longing,...

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Day 26 – rage

Day 26 – rage

Today's word for writing is "rage." On pathways to collective flourishing, what is the role of rage? What is your relationship to anger - yours and others? What makes rage a source of transformation or destruction? When has rage been present in your life and what did it say? Why is it important to make room for rage - individually and collectively? How does rage get misplaced? Onto whom? By whom? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel. Then, write three lines of poetry. May it be a prayer, a confession, an observation, a longing, a release, or a sensation - whatever is needing your tending...

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Day 25 – care

Day 25 – care

Today's word for writing is "care." On pathways to collective flourishing, what practices of care are needed? What kinds of care have upheld you through this last year? With whom do you share in reciprocal practices of care? How does collective care - or lack there of - show up in ordinary ways? What are some of the under-appreciated forms of care? What are the barriers that make it difficult to receive care? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel. Then, write three lines of poetry. May it be a prayer, a confession, an observation, a longing, a release, or a sensation - whatever is needing...

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