It’s easy to get mired in sadness. But it’s also possible to let sorrow move through you and open you to the light within your heart. Just as anger can be a doorway into strength, and desire the force behind creativity, so sorrow can trigger soft-heartedness, humility, and other profound spiritual emotions. It’s a station you move through on your way to living your life with a fully open heart. A few thoughts on how something sad, or even bad, can bring new light and energy into your life.
Rev. Joan Shiels has a bunch of degrees in world religions. She has been bringing messages to us at UUFDC for 17 years. Her topics range from Anthropology to Zorasterism but her best talks often bring us an understanding of what it means to be human.