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M Barclay

Day 34 - humor

Day 34 - humor

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "humor." On pathways to collective flourishing, what is the role of humor?How would you speak to the sacredness of laughter?What role has humor played in movements for justice?Under what circumstances has humor been used against you?How does your body respond to humor you identify with?In what ways does life depend on humor? 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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M Barclay

Day 33 - rest

Day 33 - rest

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "rest." On pathways to collective flourishing, how do we rest?How is exhaustion and burn out systemically encouraged? What is your own relationship to rest - of body, mind, spirit?What could change if the whole world was able to take the rest it needed?How do you show up for the collective right to rest?Whose rest do you work to protect?Are there any ways you active discourage people from taking the rest they need?What makes...

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M Barclay

Day 32 - apology

Day 32 - apology

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "apology." On pathways to collective flourishing, what apologies are needed?How do you intentionally tend the pain that you've experienced that will never receive an apology?Who taught you to apologize well?What role has apology-without-action played in maintaining systemic violences and oppression?Can relational mending occur without authentic apologies?Have you been withholding any apologies?   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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M Barclay

Day 31 - mystery

Day 31 - mystery

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "mystery." On pathways to collective flourishing, what is the significance of mystery?Through what kind of encounters are you most in touch with the gifts of mystery?What dominant systems and norms have resulted in cultural depreciation of mystery?What is lost - individually and collectively - when mystery is demeaned?What are the risks of living in touch with mystery?What are the dangers of living as if everything can be neatly defined, organized,...

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