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In my spiritual exploration, I’m reading Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chögyam Trungpa. In the few first pages he offers ideas about what fear is and where it comes from: “Fear is nervousness; fear is … Continue reading
Posted in Courage Tagged bewilderment, fear, Love, relationships, UU 1st Principle 3 Comments
The Deep End
My four-year-old niece is learning to swim. Riley loves the water, but she is also terrified of it. On the day of her first swim lesson, she got all gussied up in her bathing suit, bathing cap, and goggles. She … Continue reading
Posted in Courage Tagged fear, UU 1st Principle 4 Comments
There are times that you find yourself belonging to a group that you feared. A group that would change your life forever. All you see are the tears of suffering and death. You never see the smiles and the laughter … Continue reading
Posted in Belonging Tagged cancer, change, fear, strength, UU 1st Principle 8 Comments
Harbor: Would You Harbor Me?
Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a heretic, convict, or spy? Would you harbor a runaway woman or child, a poet, a prophet, a king? Would you harbor an … Continue reading
Posted in Harbor Tagged community, connection, drought, Earth, fear, Love, service, UU 1st Principle, UU 7th Principle Leave a comment
Playground: A Marine’s God
Recently, I noticed a bumper sticker on a pickup truck that got my attention. I don’t usually pay too much attention to bumper stickers, but this one made me smile and reflect a bit. The sticker read, “U.S. Marines fear … Continue reading
Posted in The Playground Tagged belief, Bible, fear, God, Love 4 Comments
Birth: Born Again
Many people have told me they are Born Again Unitarian Universalists. This is how they describe the realization that there is a religious community they can call a spiritual home … a place where they don’t have to compromise their … Continue reading
Posted in Birth Tagged born again, connection, courage, curiosity, fear, new beginnings 2 Comments
Storehouse: What If?
Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was driving and turned on the radio to the news that the first of the twin towers had been hit. For a brief moment, it wasn’t clear that it wasn’t an accident. … Continue reading
Posted in Storehouse Tagged faith, fear, future Leave a comment