THE WELCOME CIRCLE
We hold this truth to be self-evident:
That ALL PEOPLE are created equal
WELCOME TSILUGI WITAM BIENVENIDOS SWAAGAT WILLKOMMEN HUAN YING MARHABA BIENVENUE DOBRO
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NO ONE STANDS ALONE
We're a group of people who have come together because we share an experience of the sacredness of the authentic welcome of ALL people.
We know we are cultivating an authentic community when we...
...find a sense of profound enjoyment, adventure, learning, expansion, and connection as we come to know one another, and be known, across our differences.
...take comfort in sharing similarity and oneness...whether it's our sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, gender, or our hobbies, experience, personality or philosophy.
...refuse to prosletyze (covertly or overtly) and listen deeply for understanding.
...acknowledge the reality of the historical and present exclusion, violence and oppression carried out by many organized religions and other economic and political systems.
...learn to withdraw participation from these aspects and create meaningful alternatives in their place.
...commit to questioning our own deepest assumptions.
...walk a middle path that refuses both silence and violence.
...we know nothing can stop us from walking this path except ourselves.
...prioritize self-loving the effortless guidance and consistent song of our hearts.
...name and acknolwedge our "shadows" that SEEK both silence and/or violence and we, thereby, constructively channel it.
...own when our impact on others is not what we intended.
...NO ONE STANDS ALONE.
What are we missing? What makes a circle welcoming for you? Let us know!