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“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ― A.A. Milne

Love, Acceptance, and Gardening

The guru Osho once said: If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. An expansion on this thought, recently attributed […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Acceptance and Encouragment

Accepting one another means accepting the person who shows up. (It also includes accepting yourself!) Encouragement to spiritual growth means understanding that we all have a past, and that what we have learned from it says more about us than the details of what happened. We are defined by our choices, and each time we […]

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The Love of Friends

August 3rd is Esther Day, and this week, we ask you to reflect on these words from Esther Earl: “The point of it all is to love friends completely and utterly, at their best and worst, and to love more than just the good things. It’s about showing that you’re willing to accept them for […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Saturday Writing Challenge: Words of Love

As you have heard, if you are an active member of the I Am UU community, Monday is a holiday. Esther day, to be exact, which is a day created by a teenager who was losing her fight with cancer as how she wanted her birthday to be celebrated by friends after she passed. Esther […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Affirm the Inherent Worth and Dignity

An under-valued part of affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of each person is that we can affirm the worth of people around us as often as we like. We can reach out to anyone and everyone within the sound of our voice, and we can affirm their worth. This week we offer […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Giving Your Best to the World

Two weeks ago, our meditation asked you to consider how our acceptance of ongoing revelation affected your own search for truth and meaning, and how we might judge how responsible it is. We touched on the need to be open to change, so that we are always giving our best to the world at large. […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Our Optimism is not Irrational

On Saturday we shared a quote on the Facebook page from Thursday night’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“. A lot was written Friday and Saturday about Jon’s choice not to tell a series of prepared jokes, as is the normal format, in favor of some cathartic ranting about race and guns in America. At […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Religious Universalism

There is a common question that those who believe in (or who have never been exposed to ideas other than) a judgmental or outright vengeful creator love to ask Universalists (Unitarian, UU or otherwise): If you don’t believe in Hell, why bother being good? .Many of you laughed a little at the thought. “Why be […]

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The Worth and Dignity of Every Convict

My fellow Americans, your government has allowed a group of citizens, acting as a duly convened jury, to sentence a man to death. The man did things that are terrible, and there is no doubt of his involvement, which makes this an excellent time to address capital punishment from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. It doesn’t […]

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