Lately I've been thinking a lot about the courage it sometimes takes just to live in the world. And I'm not really talking about the big overwhelming things, but just moving through each day with a level of fearlessness and exuberance.
From Rev. Sandra's Study
We bear the universe in our beings as the universe bears us in its being. The two have a total presence to each other and to that deep mystery out of which both the universe and ourselves have emerged.
Summer has arrived and with it comes a somewhat different way of being together in our church community.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Rabindranath Tagore
Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out. - Thich Nhat Hanh
It's a curious thing how so often I catch myself being somewhere other than where I am.
I have noticed that Transformation has become a sort of buzz word among Unitarian Universalists. Often we speak of our desire to transform ourselves and the world.
We are here essentially to risk ourselves in the world. We are a form of invitation to others and to otherness.
"I sometimes find myself 'examining my identity' as other people examine their conscience. As you may imagine, my object is not to discover within myself some 'essential' allegiance in which I may recognize myself.
The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us. - Walter Brueggemann
At the center of the world, and in each breaththis is the holy temple, the birthing moment:giving and receiving love.
Whenever we have a Considering Membership Class at church, people are invited to share their religious story.
To heal means to rediscover that divine idea, that place of wholeness, within each of us. - Christina Grof
Love is the doctrine of this church,the quest of truth is its sacrament,and service is its prayer.To dwell together in peace,to seek knowledge in freedomto serve human
Play exists for its own sake. Play is for the moment; it is not hurried, even when the pace is fast and timing seems important. When we play, we also celebrate holy uselessness.
Our religious community is a place where we come to find connection.
We Unitarian Universalists consider ours a thinking person's religion. We use reason and science as sources of our faith. Yet we also exercise emotions. We love to laugh and have fun, and experience the fullness of our lives.
Darkness is recognized for having special gifts to offer us on our spiritual path. But we all know it’s easier to appreciate the darkness