We invite you to join with us and the thousands of people around the world who have discovered this process. We yearn for a safe space within which to be authentic, trusting, caring, and open to change. We are searching for a way of life that embraces wisdom and compassion as its core principles. By wisdom we mean deep insight into the ways we are connected and how the strength of each one of us is vital to the whole. By compassion we mean the deep feeling that comes when we recognize our soul’s reflection in another person, when that other person’s pain or joy becomes our own.
We know that the place to begin is within our own hearts and minds. That is what led us to establish Wisdom Circles. We want to share our efforts in self-discovery, social activism and spiritual inquiry in the company of kindred spirits. We recognize the advantages inherent in the way the entire ecosystem organizes itself: with an emphasis on interdependence, diversity, and the wellbing of future generations. To integrate these values into our daily lives, we need the strength and support of a larger community.
So we invite you to come sit with us in circle, meeting heart to heart, learning from each other’s life esperiences and honoring the values that sustain our lives. This is a place for deep truth-telling, for practicing a way of relating to each other that can become the norm for all our relationships. This is also a place for recognizing our own unique talents and abilities. We will pass the talking stick and take turns speaking to our basic inquiry: How can we continue to survive, hope, dream and carry on during this time of global tumult?
Can you listen from the heart without judgment, without resistance, to the urgencies of a soul longing to be heard?
Can you speak from the heart, expressing your truth as best you know it? And will you choose your words carefully, with sensitivity to their impact?
Can you express gratitude to those who bear witness to your words?
Will you sit in silence and wait for deeper thoughts and feelings to rise?
Can you give voice to this new form of community pressing to be born?