Spiritual Life at the Unitarian Society of Hartford

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote severen principles including “The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations….” As current Chair for Spiritual Life elected to the Board of Directors, I offer some thoughts to encourage your spiritual growth here from time to time.

When we have used the words “Spiritual Practice” in our 2018 summer worship series, we mean what you do to replenish your spirit, your deepest self, your fundamental life source. What actions do you take either outwardly or inwardly to develop and enrich your inherent (Universal) worth and dignity? However you do that replenishing is your “Practice”. Its not a religious obligation. It is your loving gift, given regularly, to yourself to replenish your spirit, your essential nature. So when we say “Spiritual Practices” we mean regularly given Life Giving (ie. Spiritual) Loving Gifts (ie. Practices). I hope that works for you as a helpful reframing of “Spiritual Practice”.  ~Marye Gail Harrison