Inspirational Blog

Saturday, January 30, 2016
"The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."                          -Anais Nin   It would seem to be the most natural and simplest of...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Regardless of what has or hasn't happened in the past, the question before every one of us is: What now?  Where do we go from here?  Whether we are celebrating 20 years of life or our 20th year of...
Friday, January 1, 2016
As we begin to write our lives upon the refreshed slate of a new year, we may gladly release a difficult year, and lift a glass and our hope to a new year of possibility, heretofore unrealized.  I ...
Friday, December 25, 2015
The Buddha once asked a student, "If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?" The student replied, "It is." The Buddha then asked, "If a person is struck by a second arrow, is that even more...
Saturday, December 19, 2015
"I need to believe, that something extraordinary is possible." (Alicia says to John in scene from A Beautiful Mind) However we view the birth story of Jesus in the bible, either as fact or a dramatic...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Just as the birth story of Jesus was not all magic and a chorus of angels, our Christmas season celebrations can involve human foibles that might diminish our "comfort and joy." During the holidays,...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The uncommon love that Jesus demonstrated was rooted in his deep awareness of his unity with God, and an equal recognition of the unity of all God's children. For Jesus, the scales of judgment were...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Advent of Peace   Every Sunday at Unity of Santa Barbara, we conclude our service by standing together and singing the Peace song.  The first and last lines proclaim, let there be peace on...

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