Sunday, April 26, 2009

Balancing Hyphens

Last night, I had the fortunate opportunity to speak with a close friend of mine about her paired Unitarian Universalist and Buddhist orientations. She spoke of her need for both traditions to work in conjunction - the former providing a safe cultural space for living in community, the latter deepening her experience of the world through distinct meditational praxis. Interestingly, she lifted up the feeling of interconnection as the thread stitching the two together.

At one point, I asked her whether she could suggest any specific rubric for determining which truth-claims or devotional practices to adopt from either side. Poignantly, she counseled: "Choose whatever fulfills you that you do authentically."

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