Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.
We cultivated an understanding of how to practice being present through breathing, meditation, and creating peace around us in trying times. Working with Impermanence can be one of the hardest things we do but It is also one of the most fulfilling. These practices are supported by our 7th UU Principle being aware that everything’s always changing and that is ok in all we do.
Consider the words of ― Alan Watts
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
Weekly Chalice Lighting:
By Jay Wolin
Are we a people of holding on or of letting go?
Holding on to rigid ideas or
Letting go and opening our minds and our hearts, to something new;
Holding on to certainty of how things should be or
Letting go and living with the uncertainty of new ways of being in the world;
Holding on to what makes us comfortable or
Letting go so we may grow which can be uncomfortable;
Holding on to what makes us safe or
Letting go to make room to help others feel safe?
With this flame, this symbol of our religion,
let it be a symbol of burning up the ties that hold us back from being our true self and reaching our true potential;
let it be a symbol of lighting a new way for us into a better tomorrow;
and let it be a symbol of letting go
Because holding on too long and too tightly is never good for the soul.
Talk About: What do you love about things changing? What makes you happy? What makes you sad about change? How might our UU Principles help Us with change?
Bed Time: Goodbye Friend Hello Friend