Category Archives: Everything Possible

Everything Possible: Conditions all right

The Buddha taught that when all the conditions were right, a thing would happen.  This little bit of wisdom can be applied to everything, great and small.  For example, a thin piece of paper comes at just the right angle, … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: Three Dynamics of Ending Well

And the only measure of your words and your deeds will be the love–you leave behind when you’re done. As we have sung this song by Fred Small week after week in the month of March, I keep being drawn … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: The Power of Friendship

On Saturday night of this past week, our Unitarian Universalist congregation held a potluck dinner to welcome and get to know our Muslim neighbors in our part of metro Atlanta. Here’s the backstory.  The President of the United States issued … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: In the Mirror

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today This is my daily prayer each day for the next month.  Thirty days.  I am going … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: Perfection

I walked outside this morning before dawn.  There had been a storm in the middle of the night, and the cloud cover was still so thick that I really could see nothing, no stars or moon, not even the shape … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: The Walls

Microagression.  That’s a big word for the things we say or do, intended or unintended, that demonstrate some level of hostility toward a person because of the “group” they belong to.  We can find plenty of examples in the air … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: Prayer?

We are a culture, if not a world, constantly torn by binary (either this or that) thinking. Just listening for the we/they or us/them language is one way to check for binary thinking. Binary thinking has the immediate capacity to … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: I will love you still

It’s a typical teacher and teenager scene, or a typical adult and teenager scene.  Something has gone wrong, and the adult is making an inquiry (however harshly or gently):  “What did you do (say)?” Nothing. “Nothing” always means something, and … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: Imagination Required

Becoming a parent is an overwhelming, life-changing “thing.”  This “thing” is a job, a role, a calling, a duty, a responsibility, an art and craft, and while there are plenty of self-help books and no end to those who will … Continue reading

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