I want to shift our view today from individual spiritual practices and talk about living and flourishing in community. When we act with intention and awareness, all the practices we’ve discussed add to our capacity to create joyful and supportive community. Now let’s explore our connections, our multi-varied and diverse relationships with each other. Comprehending Community Circles The Greek philosopher Hierocles gave us a way of thinking about the ties that connect us. He invited us to imagine ourselves in the center of what he called comprehending circles. As we stand in the center circle,
When the mind knows, we call it knowledge.
When the heart knows, we call it love.
When the being knows, we call it prayer.