BreakBread 2023 :: A Year in Prompts

BreakBread prompts are open-ended questions thoughtfully crafted to bring people into relationship and resonance with one another. Every month we highlight and share a prompt with our BreakBread Community with an invitation to bring conversation that is deep, playful, connecting, and meaningful to their tables.

Our 2023 prompts are listed below. Bring BreakBread to your table! Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the monthly BrekBread prompt and much more!

What’s a moment of liberation you’ve experienced in your life? What was gained and what was lost?

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” ~ Hilary Stanton Zunin

Love and loss go hand in hand. When is a moment when love or loss has changed you?

What power have you come to recognize in yourself? Share a story about a time when your power was illuminated or diminished.

In physics, there is something known as the “observer effect”. This refers to how the act of observation changes the object or system being observed. One could make a correlation between being observed and being seen.

What does it mean to “be seen”? Share how the experience of being seen (or not being seen) has altered or affected you.

“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns… What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. What we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

What personal or collective patterns have been emerging lately? What is the story these patterns are trying to tell?

“When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.” ~ Jim Morrison

What is authority? Who decides and how do you exercise or resist it?

The mission of BreakBread World is to reweave our common humanity.

What does “common humanity” mean to you? Share a story or time when you faced or experienced (y)our common humanity.

We are human. We are animal. For you, where do the two meet? Where do they diverge?

“The myth is the public dream and the dream is the private myth.” ~ Joseph Campbell

What myths have informed your life and are informing your future?

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou

What is home for you?

Our ancestral threads make themselves known in the form of gifts as well as baggage.

What ancestral threads are alive for you at this time in your life? As an ancestor to your future, what threads are you weaving?

There are all types of time – sun time, moon time, clock, digital, sleep, supper time, and the big-time. We lose it, gain it, time flows, turns, ticks, and flies. We live in time and time lives within us.

What is time telling you?