The Reader invites everyone to light a candle to mark the sacredness of the time that you’re entering.
Reading the Agreements
The Reader invites someone to read the Nearness Agreements aloud, to center how we want to show up for each other in this shared experience.
REFLECTING ON THE AGREEMENTS
The Reader invites folks to reflect for a moment in silence on a line in the agreements that they want to try to practice today — and then to write that line down in their journals.
Choosing a Timekeeper
The Reader asks for a volunteer to keep time while people share. Using a watch or the timer on their phone, the Timekeeper will hold up a hand when someone has reached the end of their time for sharing.