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Mark Gorkin, the “Stress Doc,” offers us a poetic anthem to burnout and beyond: For the phoenix to rise from the ashes One must know the pain To transform the fire to burning desire. Each of th... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

WHERE Is Spirituality?

Some of you know that in September of last year I was 6000 miles away in Transylvania, visiting sites that are sacred to our Unitarian Universalist religious history. There were many fascinating le... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Embodied Spirituality

“You do not have to be good,” says poet Mary Oliver. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body l... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

What IS Spirituality??

Neuroscientists Andrew Newberg and Eugene D’Aquili say something fascinating in their book Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. One of their many experiments involved... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Love Me In My Shame

Everyone in this space has probably heard of Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles, but have you ever heard of the Seven Anti-Principles? (The answer is NO, because I cooked them up just yest... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Now What?

  Part 1 These days I’m asking “Now what! ?” constantly, and in a certain tone that blends outrage, fear, and embarrassment. Now what! ? When Congressman John Lewis questioned the legiti... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

I Can’t Do It Alone

“As you float now, where I held you / and let go,” says the father of Philip Booth’s poem entitled “First Lesson, “remember when fear / cramps your heart what I told you: / lie gently and... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

The Serenity Prayer

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Praying thes... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Lessons From “A Christmas Carol”

“Oh, Man! look here. Look, look, down here! ” This is the Ghost of Christmas Present speaking, from a book published 173 years ago, A Christmas Carol. All 6,000 copies of the first edition sold... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Tomorrow Comes, Tomorrow Comes, and We Shall All Be Free

What Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation, sometime between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, 1621. Out of the hundred folks who came over on... [read more]

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