THE PhDs OPINION: Step 6 Meditation

Updated: Jun 30


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The Wild Life Prevention and Recovery Centers

Step 6 Meditation

Team Business Meeting


(45 minutes if you do yours on Zoom because the 1st 45 minutes are free.)

The Welcome:

Welcome to The Wild Life Prevention and Recovery Centers. Wild Life PARCs do not award chips and we do not Sponsor. We encourage all team members to attend. We are learning together how to feed and serve each other by mastering ourselves. We do not require any age, name, rank nor length of sobriety nor clean time to begin serving, sharing, speaking, chairing or even to create your own Team Business Meeting Format.


The Purpose of The Wild Life PARC Team Business Meeting:


The purpose of this meeting is to prevent and solve problems as a team using critical thinking.

A Meeting Facilitator will read these instructions and will also go around the room and call on (unmute) participants.


The Meeting Facilitator at this time is ____________________________________________.


Everyone gets a turn in order practice (a) formulating his or her own opinion and (b) speaking it without interruption or judgment (“You stoopid!”).


This is often the first opportunity participants have had to think for themselves and/or speak their minors—so all minors (those under the age of 18) are required speak.


All others are encouraged to speak but may “pass” when called on.


You may also raise your hand to speak again if you would like, and the Meeting Facilitator will call on you (unmute you) in turn.

The Meeting Rules:

Eyes watching.


Ears listening.

Voices quiet.


Raise hands to speak.


Bodies still (step away from the chips, dip, and birthday cake and stop chewing for an hour).


No idle chatter.


No gossip.


No unsolicited advice.


No judgment.


No cursing.


No epithets.


No nudity.


No alcohol.


No smoking.


No vaping.


No drugging.


No sexing.


No texting.


No interrupting.


No cell phones (step away from your False Profit (un-earned income: interest, stocks…) for an hour—it’ll be disappearing anyway when we unplug the planet unless employees get a livable wage for all earned income).


No labels (“I’m alcoholic-addict” “I’m a greedy, selfish pig” or “I am an angry white woman.”


Step 6 Meditation: Safety First -- and Then Team Work!

I sometimes get disturbed in response to what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and think. I will practice letting go of my disturbances.

I sometimes misunderstand what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and think. I will practice letting go of my ignorance.


I sometimes do wrong in response to what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and think. I will practice letting go my wrongdoings.


____Sit as upright as possible on floor, cushion, wheelchair, etc.


____Rest your palms down on your thighs or cup your hands in your lap.


____Close your mouth and eyes


____Breathe In through your nose, and. . .

____Hold: This is the Top of the breath -- the gap between in-breath and out-breath.


____Breathe Out through your nose, and. . .

____Hold: This is the Bottom of the breath – the gap between out-breath and in-breath.


____Breathing naturally, follow your breath (in-breath > gap > out-breath > gap)


____In your mind, name a person with whom you get along really well right now.


____Breathe In: Chant with Inside Voice to Yourself, “May {this person} always. . .”

____Breathe Out: Chant with Inside Voice to Yourself: “. . . feel safe, heard and joyful.”


____Breathing In, “May {this person} always . . .”

____Breathe Out, “. . . feel safe, heard and joyful.”


____Breathing In, “May {this person} always . . .”

____Breathe Out, “. . . feel safe, heard and joyful.”

____I’m setting a timer for _____ 2 to 20 minutes


____Continue on your own with “May {this person} always. . .feel safe, heard, and joyful.”


{Timer Alerts Only Meeting Facilitator So Participants Can Remain In Silence With Eyes Closed}


____In your mind, name a person with whom you do NOT get along well right now.


____Breathe In: Chant with Inside Voice to Yourself, “May {this person} always. . .”

____Breathe Out: Chant with Inside Voice to Yourself: “. . . feel safe, heard and joyful.”


____Breathing In, “May {this person} always . . .”

____Breathe Out, “. . . feel safe, heard and joyful.”


____Breathing In, “May {this person} always . . .”

____Breathe Out, “. . . feel safe, heard and joyful.”


IF YOU CANNOT HONESTLY WISH FOR THIS PERSON TO FEEL SAFE, HEARD and JOYFUL:

____Breathe In: Chant, “May I honestly wish {this person}. . .”

____Breathe Out: “. . . always feels safe, heard and joyful.”


____Breathe In: Chant, “May I honestly wish {this person}. . .”

____Breathe Out: “. . . always feels safe, heard and joyful.”


____Breathe In: Chant, “May I honestly wish {this person}. . .”

____Breathe Out: “. . . always feels safe, heard and joyful.”


____Continue with “May I honestly wish {this person}. . .always feel safe, heard, and joyful.”


____I’m setting the timer for _____ (2 to 20) minutes .


{Timer Rings} Let’s open our eyes and move on together to our Team Business Meeting.



Team Business Agenda:


What is this Team’s Problem? #1:__________________________________________________


What is a solution? Every participant gets an uninterrupted turn:

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


What are some pros (positives) about your solution?

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________


What are some cons (negatives) about your solution?

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________


What does the Team think is the best solution at this time? (Vote if necessary) Our plan is:

Who:_________________________________________________________________________

Will do what: __________________________________________________________________

When: _______________________________________________________________________

What is this Team’s Problem? #2:__________________________________________________


What is a solution? Every participant gets an uninterrupted turn:

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


What are some pros (positives) about your solution?

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


What are some cons (negatives) about your solution?

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


What does the Team think is the best solution at this time? (Vote if necessary) Our plan is:

Who:_________________________________________________________________________

Will do what: __________________________________________________________________

When: _______________________________________________________________________

What is this Team’s Problem? #3:__________________________________________________


What is a solution? Every participant gets an uninterrupted turn:

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


What are some pros (positives) about your solution?

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


What are some cons (negatives) about your solution?

Participant 1: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 2: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 3: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 4: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 5: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 6: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 7: __________________________________________________________________

Participant 8: __________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________


What does the Team think is the best solution at this time? (Vote if necessary) Our plan is:

Who:_________________________________________________________________________

Will do what: __________________________________________________________________

When: _______________________________________________________________________

The Promises:


(Read aloud or silently along with the Meeting Facilitator)


1. I sometimes get disturbed in response to what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and think. I will practice letting go of my disturbances.


2. I sometimes misunderstand what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and think. I will practice letting go of my ignorance.


3. I sometimes do wrong in response to what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel, and think. I will practice letting go of my wrongdo