Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What We Choose: An Adult Program on Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Taking It Home: An Ethic of Risk

Part of What We Choose

It is possible for there to be a dance with life, a creative response to its intrinsic limits and challenges... — Sharon Welch

Contemplate the visual response you made to workshop questions about what it means to be a moral person. Share your thoughts, questions, doubts, and challenges with a trusted friend or loved one. Consider making concrete changes in your life that reflect a new perspective on moral action. Possibilities include:

  • Seek the perspectives of people whose frame of reference, social location, culture, or values differ from your own.
  • Guard against the cynicism and despair born of privilege. Find a partner who will help you recognize cynicism and refocus your thinking.
  • Recognize times when your choices are guided by a need to control the outcome of a particular action. Reframe your thinking and instead focus on creating the possibility for future action.

Keep a journal record of the changes you are practicing in your life.