Offering grace and gratitude for this table, the humans who gather round it and the bread which we break together. May we love more joyfully, live more freely and hold each other up when we stumble along the way.
And the Table Will Be Wide
Good Medicine’s identity is emerging as a space for transformation and integration in community. Of course transformation begins within ourselves -as individuals and an organization- by ritualizing the values we hope to integrate. Regularly, we gather around this table in the middle of our work days to share grace, gratitude and a meal together. This simple ritual transforms rush to patience, isolation to intimacy and productivity to presence. We slow down enough to find ourselves again and each other around the kitchen table.
A blessing from our table to yours:
And the table will be wide.
And the welcome will be wide.
And the arms will open wide to gather us in.
And our hearts will open wide to receive.
And we will come as children who trust there is enough.
And we will come unhindered and free.
And our aching will be met with bread.
And our sorrow will be met with wine.
And we will open our hands to the feast without shame.
And we will turn toward each other without fear.
And we will give up our appetite for despair.
And we will taste and know of delight.
And we will become bread for a hungering world.
And we will become drink for those who thirst.
And the blessed will become the blessing.
And everywhere will be the feast.
– Jan Richardson
NEW Circle! Meditation with Beau
Join Beau Demkar in a community meditation sit followed by discussion. His meditative techniques are primarily drawn from Buddhist traditions and include cultivating a calm and pleasant abiding, liberating ways of paying attention, and blooming of the heart through practices like loving-kindness and others. There is some instruction and guidance offered, as well as time to discover the depths of silence.