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2019-02-01

On the Journey: Desire

The Feb issue of On the Journey has arrived! HERE
This month, UU Journey Groups will be exploring DESIRE. Don't miss it, and don't miss your Journey Group meeting to get together to work with this theme!

The Feb issue of On the Journey features
  • poems from a child, a teen, a young adult, Sinclair Shafer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Bhartrihari
  • a quotations page of 27 provocative, witty, or trenchant remarks
  • Epictetus on Disciplining Desire
  • A Buddhist perspective on Aspirations vs. Cravings
  • Meredith's column: "Desire: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"
  • An article on addressing our addictive behaviors
  • 10 suggested TED talks
  • a page of intriguing questions
  • a spiritual exercise for the month
The Questions Page. Select one or two questions about which to share your thoughts or musings with your Journey Group.
  1. Is life calling you to nurture someone else’s desire? How can you help another lean in to the hungers and hopes budding inside them?
  2. What about the desire to be true to yourself? We so often get lost trying to meet other people’s desires that we forget our own.
  3. When was the last time you let yourself fall freely and fully into desire? Are you ready to go all in?
  4. Are you muting the voice of desire because you’re afraid of what it is asking of you?
  5. Is it possible that God speaks to us in and through our desires? Is it possible that prayer doesn’t mean talking to God at all, but instead simply listening to our dreams?
  6. How is your relationship with the desire to consume? Is it consuming you more than you’d like? More than you are willing to admit? Why not ask someone to help you stop? Very few of us can control unhealthy desires on our own.
  7. What do you want to be remembered for? What do you long (desire) to leave behind?
  8. When was the last time you showed your love that you enjoyed them, not just loved them?
  9. Do you desire yourself – in the sense of loving yourself? In the sense of enjoying being with yourself?
  10. Do you remember your childhood desire? (Did you promise yourself you’d never forget it?)
  11. What’s your question? Is there another question about desire that’s niggling at you?
The link to the current and all past issues of On the Journey can always be found at cucmatters.org/p/journey-groups.htm

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