Religion & Spirituality
Judge Not - Noticing Our Inner Judge
An address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson - recorded on Sunday, 10th June, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. Rob emphasises the importance of free-will and self-determination as preconditions for spiritual growth. Spiritual practice is grounded in Metacognition - "thinking about our thinking" - and Neuroplasticity where spiritual practice can quickly become ingrained neural pathways leading to change. Bigotry and prejudice can be overcome once people have an opportunity to share each other's life stories/experiences - to "walk awhile in each other's mocassins". Rob cites the unlikely alliance and friendship that formed between Iain Paisley, head of the Ulster Unionists and Martin McGuinness the head of Sinn Féin - once they had shared each other's stories.
Listeners to this podcast will also have glimpses of the hymns, music, sharing of joys and concerns and spiritual practices that comprise a Unitarian Universalist Service - including a buzz session where we share the things that we are most judgmental about - which point to our vulnerabilities but also point the way towards spritual growth within ourselves and within our spiritual community.
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