We spend a lot of time trying to be the person that we or others think we ought to be. What if, instead, we accepted ourselves for who we are and followed our life’s calling?
Speaker: Reverend Dr. Rob Hardies
We can sometimes be overwhelmed by the amount of work it will take to build a more just and equitable world. Don’t be overwhelmed. Instead, begin where you are and do what you can. The longest journey begins with a single step.
Many of our spiritual journeys begin in the dark—the dark of mystery, unknowing, doubt and struggle. For most of the holiday season, though, it’s the light that gets all the attention. This Sunday we’ll pause to honor the gifts of the dark.
Rev. Rob Hardies is … read more.
“The extraordinary thing that is about to happen,” writes the minister and author Frederick Buechner, “is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.” The winter holidays teach us that sometimes the extraordinary can emerge from … read more.
More than a century ago the philosopher William James spoke words that are more true today than when he first uttered them. He said: “We live in a world that is uncertain of being saved.” And then he asked: “Are you willing to participate in … read more.
Can we blossom like the lotus from the muck of life’s failures and disappointments?
“This could be our revolution,” writes Alice Walker, “to love what is plentiful as much as what is scarce.” Rather than strive for more, how can we learn to live content with the many gifts we’ve already been given?
What if the greatest fulfillment in life comes not from grasping the world, but from being grasped by it?
How do we harness the power of our own breath to calm us, center us, and call us back to the source of life?