Author Archives: Jim

Transitions, Impermanence, and Five Invitations 

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on October 15, 2017. There is a story of a Sufi master who was known for his open heart and mind. He died in the … Continue reading

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Islamophobia

Note: Following is a transcript from a presentation I gave for St. Croix Falls Unitarians on August 6 2017. I want to begin by stating that I am not an expert on the topic of Islamophobia.  But what does seem … Continue reading

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On Love and Loving

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on March 19, 2017. I’m going to open with a poem by Mary Oliver, which is about the love she shares with her dog. … Continue reading

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Exploring Namaste and Other Expressions of Love

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians. Namaste. Namaste is a Sanskrit greeting or salutation that means, “I honor your sacred or transpersonal self.” Said another way: “My essential Being recognizes … Continue reading

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The Art of Listening

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on December 11, 2016. The following story is told of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at White House receptions … Continue reading

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