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COURAGE

Poet Anne Sexton describes courage as “a small coal / that you kept swallowing. ” It’s a powerful metaphor. As early as 1550 B. C. , ancient Egyptians used a certain kind of charcoal to treat... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

From Out of the Ashes

If you have ever entered this sanctuary through the doors right behind me, perhaps you have looked left just before passing through. If so, you will have seen a beautiful metal sculpture of the pho... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Infoglut!

“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges,” says writer Orham Pamuk , “through affection, attention, interest and compassion … open your eyes wide and actually see this world by at... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Traffic!

Mark Gorkin, the “Stress Doc,” offers us a poetic anthem to burnout and beyond: For the phoenix to rise from the ashes One must know the pain To transform the fire to burning desire. Each of th... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

WHERE Is Spirituality?

Some of you know that in September of last year I was 6000 miles away in Transylvania, visiting sites that are sacred to our Unitarian Universalist religious history. There were many fascinating le... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Embodied Spirituality

“You do not have to be good,” says poet Mary Oliver. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body l... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

What IS Spirituality??

Neuroscientists Andrew Newberg and Eugene D’Aquili say something fascinating in their book Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. One of their many experiments involved... [read more]

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Love Me In My Shame

Everyone in this space has probably heard of Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles, but have you ever heard of the Seven Anti-Principles? (The answer is NO, because I cooked them up just yest... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Now What?

  Part 1 These days I’m asking “Now what! ?” constantly, and in a certain tone that blends outrage, fear, and embarrassment. Now what! ? When Congressman John Lewis questioned the legiti... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

I Can’t Do It Alone

“As you float now, where I held you / and let go,” says the father of Philip Booth’s poem entitled “First Lesson, “remember when fear / cramps your heart what I told you: / lie gently and... [read more]

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