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  • Love our Earth. Take action to consume less, use less energy, respect water; And be cooperative, collaborative and creative community ‚Äď like the moss and the mushrooms. Our children‚Äôs lives depend on us.
    Closing | By Denise Cawley | June 20, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Climate Justice, Commitment, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Environment, Food Justice, Interdependence, Privilege, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Six Sources
  • There's nothing simple about the holidays. Joy can feel empty when it is compulsory. The promise of liberation is hard fought and well earned.
    Reflection | By Alex Haider-Winnett | December 12, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Christmas Eve / Christmas, Direct Experience, Simplicity, Summer Solstice, Winter
  • Go forth in simplicity. Find and walk the path that leads to compassion and wisdom, that leads to happiness, peace and ease. Welcome the stranger and open your heart to a world in need of healing. Be courageous before the forces of hate. Hold and embody a vision of the common good that serves the...
    Benediction | By Sam Trumbore | December 8, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Community, Compassion, Courage, Freedom, Healing, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Simplicity, Unitarian Universalism, Vision, Wisdom
  • In a world ravaged by violence, by hatred, by conflicts that seem eternal and insoluble, sometimes the only thinbg we can do is be still for a moment to remind ourselves what is real: the sun that rose this morning, the dirt under our feet, the air whispering in and out of our lungs....
    Opening | By Elena Westbrook | August 8, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Mindfulness, Presence, Sacred, Simplicity, Spiritual Practice
  • 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
  • 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
  • Not gold, nor myrrh, nor even frankincense would I have for you this season, but simple gifts, the ones that are hardest to find, the ones that are perfect, even for those who have everything (if such there be). I would (if I could) have for you the gift of courage, the strength to face the...
    Meditation | By Maureen Killoran | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Challenge, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Community, Connections, Courage, Generosity, Hope, Presence, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Simplicity, Strength, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Let us seek the quiet and the calm Let us lay aside our loud calling Let us lay aside our struggle Speak softly: let us listen to the melodies that recall other proportions Our moments tarry not with us Let us then seek the dimension that endures beyond all nowness and hereness beyond all...
    Meditation | By Jay E Abernathy, Jr | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Awe, Silence, Simplicity
  • Leader: It is a miracle that no one is ever empty-handed; there is enormous power in having no possessions but the self to give and to receive what can be and become.
    Reading | By Ma Theresa "Tet" Gustilo Gallardo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Generosity, Humility, Simplicity, Unitarian Universalism
  • Holy Spirit of Life and Love, You who are our source and our ultimate destiny, Lead us this day on a crooked path. So often we are in so much of a hurry Taking the direct route to our goal, Not allowing ourselves to be distracted, Sometimes being too direct with one another in all that we seek to...
    Meditation | By Thomas Rhodes | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Beauty, Caring, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Home, Humility, Journey, Relationships, Simplicity, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability

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