Letting Go

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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Monica Dobbins
    Sometimes grief sends notice ahead of time; sometimes, it shows up as an unwelcome, uninvited guest.
  • By Tomo Hillbo
    It was my inadvertent letting go that made this wild, interdependent beauty possible. And at that very moment, I knew I didn’t need that sort of control anymore.
  • By Helen Rose
    When I internalize cultural messages about the definitions of success or failure—or anything, really—I undermine my own sense of self-worth.
  • By Kat Liu
    Outside of the meditation hall, we plan for the future and think of the past. But so often we replay past regrets and worry about future events to the point where we’re no longer present in the present.
  • By Alix Klingenberg
    Once I quit drinking, my inner voice and I began the harder work: that of creating a life from which I do not need or want to escape.
  • By Alex Haider-Winnett
    God is not a distant force, far away. God is in the beating of our hearts and the backbeat of a funky baseline. God is in a four-on-the-floor drum fill, and in the achy joints and sore muscles the day after.
  • By Tara Humphries
    “Now,” the yoga instructor said, “begin to chant GOD GOD GOD as you vigorously circle your arms.” Oh boy, I thought, Here we go. Of course it couldn’t just be arm circles.
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Spirit of Compassion, remind us that our task as humans is not perfection, but faithfulness.
  • By Becky Brooks
    Someone had broken into our garage. We picked our way through the space, storage tubs strewn about, ready to make a list of what was missing: two wool sweaters and half a tent. Someone was suffering a misfortune here, but it wasn’t us.
  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    For almost thirty years after coming to the United States, I didn't fully understand the cultural cues around me. Initially, this gave me the false sense of liberation. I often interpreted uncomfortable situations to be my fault, as an ignorant immigrant. Trying hard to assimilate, I unconsciously suppressed what came naturally to me.
  • By Marisol Caballero
    How is it that I, a minister and known skeptic, am able to a) not run around screaming that the sky is falling and, b) do my job at all?...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Facing Death with Life

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Signs of Our Faith

Creating Home

  • Adapted from Christian scripture. There once was a father, who had two sons. The younger son wanted to leave home and travel to distant...

What Moves Us

Spirit in Practice

Heeding the Call

  • By Rev. Dr. Emily Brault. Used by permission. Rev. Dr. Emily Brault is a Unitarian Universalist minister who works as a Chaplain with the...

Love Surrounds Us

Spirit of Life

  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    Reprinted from Life Tides by permission of Sarah Tarbox. Copyright (C) 1993. Published by Skinner House Books, an imprint of the Unitarian...

Love Will Guide Us

  • "We Got Here Together," by Kim Stafford, is reprinted by permission of the author from We Got Here Together, by Kim Stafford, illustrated...

Windows and Mirrors

Faithful Journeys

Moral Tales

Wonderful Welcome

  • Inspired by "The Widow's Mite," a parable from Christian scripture. Read or tell the story. In a little village near Jerusalem, a long time...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    From Stories in Faith: Exploring Our UU Principles and Sources Through Wisdom Tales (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2007)...
  • Read or tell the story. Have you ever had to give something away that you really loved? This is a story about a little girl who gave away a...

UU World

  • By Karen Holman
    shadows of clouds / hurrying to some reunion
    Image credit: background image of leaves frozen in ice, with a poem title of "Light of trees".

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