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Practice Hospitality: Migration & Refuge

A guided meditative practice that focuses on showing hospitality to others. How can we extend hospitality to refugees and migrants?

Practice Hospitality: Migration & Refuge

A guided meditative practice that focuses on showing hospitality to others. How can we extend hospitality to refugees and migrants?


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In this time of mass migration and stranded refugees, the practice of hospitality is needed - on a corporate and individual level. Use this meditative practice from Alive Now to reflect on how our contemplative life is deeply connected to the love we show others, especially through hospitality.

 

Close your eyes. Breathe out three long, slow exhalations.
 

Hearing a knock on the door of your house, see yourself going quickly to answer it and, without hesitating, opening the door and inviting whoever or whatever is there to come in. Who is your guest? What is your guest doing and saying? Sense and feel how you are welcoming to your guest, even if he or she is not expected or acceptable to you.
 

Breathe out three times. See yourself sitting at your dinner table with all the seats being filled by strangers - perhaps these people are migrants from other countries or refugees who have been forced out of their home. As you imagine yourself eating your meal, what happens and how does it feel?
 

When you are ready, open your eyes.

 

How does this meditative practice help you imagine showing hospitality to those people who have been forced from their homes? How can you show them hospitality?

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