Sometimes we find our everyday lives separated from our innermost being. The passion and zeal or earlier times can grow stale and alien. The prospect of being “divided no more” is something we all can work toward, generating both energy and tranquility.
Mark Twain’s scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war, was written in 1905 yet remained unpublished until 1923, 13 years after his death. Twain’s explanation: “I have told the whole truth in that, and only dead … read more.
The prophetic voice is essential to our Unitarian Universalist understanding of religion. Naming the injustices of the world, organizing to confront them, and staying committed until love and justice prevail are what we are proud to point to in our UU history and it is … read more.
How do we find a balance between confronting violence in this world and maintaining a sense of inner peace? When life calls us to boldly speak out and counter force with action, finding inner calm requires us to create a space of sanctuary within which … read more.
The idea of equanimity is central to Buddhism yet can also be found in many other world religions and the wisdom stories that ground these religions. As the saying goes: “Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm.” What can the … read more.