June 2020 Moments of Meditation From UUCW

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 30 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer. Remembering Joan Webster today. This will be my last daily post until August when I will be launching a new effort to carry forward this project of daily inspiration. Stay Tuned. Be well. I hope you find time to refresh and rejuvenate. Blessings, Aaron

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Monday, June 29, 2020

June 29 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer on National Statistics Day. Aaron

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

June 28 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer on the 51st Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Aaron

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 27 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer on National Hellen Keller Day. Aaron


Friday, June 26, 2020

June 26 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer on International Seafarers Day. Aaron


Thursday, June 25, 2020

June 25 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer on International Seafarers Day. Aaron


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

June 24 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. Honoring the return of Sally Ride, first American Female Astronaut to earth on the Shuttle Challenger in 1983. And for my daughter, Morgaine Payson, who graduated this year from BU with a degree in physics and mathematics, and who I also honor this day as a testament to the legacy and future of women in science.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

June 23 moment of meditation, reflection, and prayer on National Widows Day. Blessings, Aaron

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Monday, June 22, 2020

June 22 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. Blessings, Aaron

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

June 21 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. Happy Fathering Day. Aaron

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

June 18 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on World Refugee Day. Aaron


Friday, June 19, 2020

June 19 moment of meditation , reflection and prayer. Let us always remember. Aaron


Thursday, June 18, 2020

June 18 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. Preparing for Juneteenth tomorrow. Aaron

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 17 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on National Eat Your Vegetables Day! Aaron

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 16 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on International Day of the African Child. Aaron

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Monday, June 15, 2020

June 15 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on Nature Photography Day.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 14 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. On Children’s Sunday and National Children’s Day. For children everywhere. Aaron

Don’t hate me for who I am.
Don’t hit me or shove me around,
Don’t make me beg for alms today,
Don’t kick my blossoming dreams to ground.
Don’t stick me to walls with the MISSING sign,
Don’t nip me in the bud for your gains,
Don’t rape me. Don’t kill me.
Don’t trick me into living with so many pains.

Don’t treat me like dirt and without respect,
Don’t cheat me and abuse my innocence,
Don’t light my unexplored land on fire,
Don’t teach me to see with shallow offense.

Don’t stop me from being a hero tomorrow,
Don’t crop out my talents for a petty win,
Don’t preach to me the song of faith,
Don’t leech from me since that’s a sin.

Don’t hide me from the truth that you fear,
Don’t ride me as a vehicle of glee,
Don’t chide me for your mistakes and faults,
Don’t side me away into dark debris.

We are your hope. We are your future.
We are the ones who will change your fate.
We are everything but without your help,
We, the children, have no day to celebrate.

~ Anonymous


Saturday, June 13, 2020

June 13 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. In honor of The Lovings, a day after “Loving Day”. May love and justice prevail in all things.. Aaron


Friday, June 12, 2020

June 12 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on National Red Rose Day. Aaron


Thursday, June 11, 2020

June 11 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. Let us not turn away from terrifying truths. Aaron

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

June 10 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. How do you rebel? Aaron

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

June 9 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. May you also come to Jove June in New England. Aaron

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Monday, June 8, 2020

June 8 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on International Oceans Day. Aaron


Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 7 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. On National Animal Rights Day may we also experience “the emerging joy of our animal kin…” Aaron

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

June 6 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. I reread Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time last night. I hope you read it too. Aaron

“I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it. And I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen, and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know it. One can be, indeed one must strive to become, tough and philosophical concerning destruction and death, for this is what most of mankind has been best at since we have heard of man. (But remember: most of mankind is not all of mankind.) But it is not permissible that the authors of devastation should also be innocent. It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.”

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


Friday, June 5, 2020

June 5 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer on World Environment Day. Blessings, Aaron

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 4 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. For those who are raw. Aaron

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 3 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. An Ode to Bicycles by Pablo Neruda on National Bicycle Day. Aaron

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. On National Gun Violence Day. Aaron

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Monday, June 1, 2020

June 1 moment of meditation, reflection and prayer. On National Olive Day, may you plant so that your decedents may eat. Aaron

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