Morning Meditation Sit 2018-07-18
This Saturday night and Sunday we observe Tisha b’Av, the day that marks the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE. The tradition teaches that the people’s hatred towards those who were different and their unwillingness to treat each other with fairness, dignity and respect, caused the Divine Presence to flee the sacred Temple and leave it vulnerable to attack. Each year we fast on this day, mourning the destruction that hatred and fear brings to our world.
We sit together this week calling forth the awareness that we are in relationship with all beings and with all life. We call on the power of the earth, sky and waters to hold us and guide us in finding the strength to be present to all that is, and continue to rise up with courage and love.