For each session, a common open and closing thought might be appropriate for you .. use our suggestion if it helps you! This is done silently…. The close is your exit thought — again, if it helps you. The scripture will come from the sacred texts of a major world religion .. keep an open mind — wisdom is found everywhere!! We will read this aloud at the end of the 20 minute silent meditation, but give you the opportunity to exit if you desire.
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. — St Augustine
Let me not forget you as I go forth into the world this day, blessed Lord; may my every word be a prayer, and my every act be testimony to your love and truth, and may I know your presence every second of this day.
Wisdom for Reflection: (today from Native American sayings … Chief Seattle – Suquamish Tribe – Northwest Coast of United States)
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.