3.2 Connecting word and image
- Scarboro Missions Golden Rule Poster. To view or order poster, click here.
- A listing of the 13 expressions of the Golden Rule. To access this listing, click here. To avoid printing all five available languages, select only the language you need.
- Prepare yourself
Prepare yourself for meditation by any means that you find to be effective. You may want to consider Appendix 4: Tips for preparing for meditation and reflection.
- Prepare yourself
- The Golden Rule
In a slow and reflective fashion, read the 13 expressions of the Golden Rule. Take as much time as you need with these writings.
- A golden image
Spend some time gazing at the Golden Rule Poster. Allow it to speak to you. Study the visual elements of the poster – its overall design, its various shapes, lines, colours. Consider how these various elements relate to one another. Reflect on the symbolic meaning of the poster image.
- Connecting word and image
Spend some time reflecting on the following question: “In what ways does the poster express in image or symbol what the 13 sacred writings express in words or ideas?”
- Record your thoughts
Spend some time gathering any insights or reflections that came to you during this meditation exercise. Jot these down in a journal or on paper. To deepen your reflection, consider one or more of the following questions:
- What was it like for me to do this meditation?
- At what points during this meditation was I moved? Inspired? Challenged?
- What questions or issues have been raised for me?
- What new insights have I gained?
- What did I learn about myself?
- As a result of this meditation, what aspect of my life might I consider changing?
- As a result of this meditation, I feel moved to…..
- What did I learn about the Golden Rule? About the world we live in?
- A group experience
For instructions on how to adapt this meditation for a group experience, see Appendix 3: Application to a group experience.