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Out of the Ordinary


Gordon B. McKeeman

"Before you venture further, may I tell you what my intention is in writing these pages? My sense is that many of us aspire to live more frequently in ways that are deeply satisfying. Sometimes we do feel as though we have experiences that hint at deeper dimensions of life. These moments are cherished and often recalled. They beckon us toward more such moments. But we are forgetful, occupied, preoccupied, even perhaps overoccupied—too busy. 

"Or we think these uplifting, inspiring moments depend upon being in extraordinary surroundings; in wilderness, on mountaintops, or at the ocean's rim. Doubtless, being in touch with stunning natural beauty invites the spirit to soar. Many, however, have only infrequent contact with the extraordinary. We live in ordinary places, do ordinary work, discharge ordinary duties. So, to be able to find the extraordinary in the ordinary is one way to make each day—if not each hour or each moment—a life-enhancing occasion."
—from the Preface

One of the two UUA Meditation Manuals selected for 2000.

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Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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