Tag Archives: awareness

Filled With Loving Kindness: Deep Listening

Among the kindest gifts we can offer people is our deep listening. When someone is sharing their story, their feelings, their joy or their pain, being fully present is a precious gift. On November 3rd, I was in North Dakota to … Continue reading

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March 20-Awe & Wonder: Namaste

Throughout this month I have been paying close attention to the world around me. Noticing small changes, and large changes…  in the trees, bushes, grass, flowers, wildlife. I am in awe of Spring as this area of our Earth awakens … Continue reading

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The Muses: Honesty

I do not think there is a person on this planet that does not experience some degree of self-doubt at at least one time in their life.  Small children, perhaps, but that supreme confidence of the very young is soon … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Sacred Light

While there are things that make me crazy at Christmas time (traffic, consumerism), there is much that I do like about the Christmas season, not the least of which is all the colorful, creative, and sometimes subtle, light displays that … Continue reading

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Loss: Lost and Found

Years ago I served as the Youth Activities Coordinator for the UUA’s Joseph Priestley District, a five-state region that included the District of Columbia. One of my roles in this position was to work closely with the District Youth Steering … Continue reading

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The Garden: Coexist

So often, when we think of the creatures of the earth, we consider ourselves apart from all the rest.  There are humans, and then there are all the rest of the non-human animals in The Garden (whom we call simply … Continue reading

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Journeys: Transformative Journeys

Barbados, like all Caribbean destinations, is extraordinarily naturally beautiful.  The landscape, the beaches, the sea – all breathtaking.  Twenty-one years ago I had occasion to travel there for a professional assignment, and, although I didn’t realize it at the time, … Continue reading

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Departures: Knowing Better

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ~ Maya Angelou Being aware is hard work.  As I have learned and grown, I have found myself in the often onerous position … Continue reading

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Departures: Where Do We Come From?

“Where are you from?” is a very complex question.  Just as Unitarian Universalism draws from many diverse sources for its foundation and teachings, so is each of us individually an amalgam of what came before, the observations and experiences of … Continue reading

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Departures: Radical Hospitality

When guests come to stay in our home, it is common for us to make a concerted effort to prepare our home for their visit.  After all, they are going to be living among us for that brief period of … Continue reading

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