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  • I have struggled forgiving myself for not knowing how to create appropriate boundaries.
    Reflection | By Lynette Yetter | September 20, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Buddhism, Compassion, Forgiveness, Journey, Relationships, Spiritual Practice, Worship
  • Can I love all of me, even the peevish parts?
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Compassion, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Love, Mental Health
  • I was often being a stern taskmaster over my mind. I yearned for more openness and joy.
    Reflection | By Lynette Yetter | February 9, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Buddhism, Creativity, Direct Experience, Mindfulness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Spiritual Practice, Worship
  • Spirit of Life and Love, help me to notice when I am hooked.
    Reflection | By Shari Woodbury | March 17, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Contemplation, Mindfulness, Patience, Spiritual Practice, Worship
  • I call the tall bush on my back patio “Burning Bush” because in autumn its leaves are a fiery red. All winter long I overlooked three uninhabited nests inside of it. For months and months I could have perceived—but didn’t—what was in plain sight. ...
    Reflection | By Karen G. Johnston | April 24, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Buddhism, Direct Experience, Earth, Humanism, Identity, Imagination, Nature, Searching, Secular
  • 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.
    Reflection | By Kat Liu | February 6, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Buddhism, Direct Experience, Humility, Letting Go, Mindfulness, Patience, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Worry
  • Mystery of the Universe – Ground of our very Being, Truly it is said that you make the sun rise, and the life giving rains fall, on both the just and the unjust And in that way, yours is an abounding grace, and we give our thanks. But it is also true that none of us are ever really spared –...
    Prayer | By Kyle Johnson | June 18, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Buddhism, Challenge, Change, Character, Patience, Presence
  • Suspended between all that was and all that might be, we struggle to find this very moment—to live this very moment. Let us sit together for a moment, and savor this moment. Let us relish this between time where past meets future, Let us harbor a faith that reminds us that right now, right here,...
    Opening | By Linda Barnes | March 15, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Balance, Buddhism, Direct Experience, Mindfulness, Presence, Unitarian Universalism
  • May this time of waiting inspire our courage.
    Ritual | By Erika Hewitt | December 2, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Advent, Buddhism, Christianity, Patience, Peace, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality
  • ”If we don’t find a way to transform our pain, we will always transmit it to those around us or turn it against ourselves… If your religion is not teaching you how to recognize, hold, and transform suffering, it is junk religion.” —Fr. Richard Rohr People are in pain all around us, all of...
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | May 10, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Buddhism, Compassion, Connections, Direct Experience, Healing, Mystery, Pain, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality, Unitarian Universalism
  • Let every moment be a prayer. With every sip of trea, let your lips move in thanksgiving. Be fully present to every stroke of the hairbrush, every cup of milk you pour for the children....
    Meditation | By Elena Westbrook | August 8, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Mindfulness, Presence, Simplicity, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality, Taoism
  • “We want to give you an update on our progress,” the captain said over the PA. A silent groan went through the passengers: the word “update” meant the problem wasn’t fixed. I was on a plane sitting on the tarmac trying to get to the East coast where I was officiating at my nephew’s...
    Meditation | By Doug Kraft | June 1, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Balance, Buddhism, Compassion, Contemplation, Empathy, Mindfulness, Pain, Patience, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality
  • When I was a kid I liked to skip stones on lakes. If I threw a flat stone at the correct angle and with enough speed and energy it would kiss the surface and leap into the air again and again. If we have too much stuff in our lives, our attention skips from one object to another without really...
    Reading | By Doug Kraft | June 1, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Buddhism, Compromise, Direct Experience, Mindfulness, Patience, Playfulness, Self-Care, Simplicity
  • Breathe with me Breathe with me—the breath of life Inhale, Inspire, Inspiration, Ruacḥ, Pneuma, Spiritus, the Holy Spirit the many names for breath. Breathe with me. Know that with each breath we take in molecules of air that were breathed by every person that ever lived. Breathe with me, and...
    Prayer | By Matt Alspaugh | February 26, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Body, Buddhism, Christianity, Commitment, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Hinduism, Interdependence, Peace, Religion, WorshipWeb
  • For all who die in war We lift up our hearts For all who live in suffering in the aftermath of violence We lift up our hearts For all who give their lives in smoke and flame We lift up our hearts For all who go on in honor of the dead We lift up our hearts For all who have served We lift up our...
    Prayer | By Amy Petrie Shaw | October 30, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Brokenness, Buddhism, Christianity, Conflict, Direct Experience, Islam, Judaism, Memorial Day, Pain, Peace, Reconciliation, Religion, United Nations Day, Veterans Day, War, WorshipWeb
  • As we attempt to walk responsibly on this planet, we need perspective. If we hope to make a difference, we need a place from which to act. What are the Buddhist insights that can make our lives deeper and more productive? This is the purpose of zazen and koans: I walk down to the corner store and...
    Meditation | By James Ishmael Ford | October 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Integrity, Letting Go, Presence, Spiritual Practice
  • This Buddhist metta meditation is the text of hymn #1031 (in Singing the Journey), put to music by Ian Riddell and Mark Hayes.
    Image | By Ellen Rockett | June 11, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Kindness, Love, Peace, Relationships, Self-Care, Spiritual Practice
  • When my youngest child was a baby, the sweetest part of my day was putting David to sleep. At fifteen months he had a demanding schedule. There were toilet paper rolls to unravel, dressers to empty, bookshelves to clear, trash baskets to dump on the floor, papers to tear, pans to bang, books to...
    Meditation | By Barbara Merritt | March 9, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Children, Direct Experience, Love, Mothers, Peace, Self-Care, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, Weakness, Wisdom
  • This pastoral prayer is adapted from the prayer of Shantideva, an 8th century Buddhist monk and major source of inspiration to the Dalai Lama, who references the original prayer often. There are many translations, some of which contain the whole text; some of which do not....
    Prayer | By Karen G. Johnston | March 2, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Brokenness, Buddhism, Healing, Hope, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness
  • We draw from many wells, From oceans and rivers, From lakes and streams, From the muddy Mississippi to the roaring Rio Grande, From faraway places and from the ponds and puddles in our own backyards....
    Ritual | By Gary Kowalski | January 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Christianity, Community, Diversity, Hinduism, Humanism, Inclusion, Taoism, Unity, Water Communion

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