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Follow your bliss

From the Heart

“Follow your Bliss!” Most of my advice as a minister is summarized in this phrase. I know life is far less than perfect and often difficult. And still, please follow your bliss.

This is not a command, … read more.

Radical Acceptance

From the Heart

In her excellent book Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, Tara Brach writes:

“D. H. Lawrence described our Western culture as being like a great uprooted tree with its roots in the air. ‘We are perishing for lack … read more.

Life passed through the fire of thought

From the Heart

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that a sermon is “life passed through the fire of thought.” In this Emerson challenges me – and other preachers – to make our sermons about our own lives, rather than solely about abstract intellectual or scriptural … read more.

Houses of hope

From the Heart

My Unitarian Universalist colleague Reverend Naomi King calls us to cultivate: “cities of refuge, houses of hope, and gardens of peace.”

She issues this call in the face of those who would say our predicaments are overwhelming. She believes we … read more.