UU Mystics Monthly Online Gathering and Discussion
Every third Tuesday by Phone or Web Video Conference at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Please join us on May 16th to share experience, insights and perspectives about "The Spiritual Journey of Mysticism, Duality and NonDuality". These discussions are guided by John Greer's book, "Seeing, Knowing, Being" with a current focus on Chapter 2 on “Thought”. Reading the book is NOT necessary. The following thoughts and questions will give us a jumping off place:
Thoughts: "We each live out our lives within our own representation of reality." (Jerome Bruner) "We are what we think. For mystics, belief is reality." (Unattributed). "We construct the world with our thoughts." (Buddha). "Thought is the loom on which the veil of duality is woven." (Unattributed). "In the beginning of practice, a thousand books are not enough. In the end, a single word is too much." (Ancient Zen Master)
Questions: 1. What is a thought? 2. What is thinking and how does it affect our experience of life? 3. Are there different types/kinds of thoughts? 4. From whence do thoughts arise? 5. What is a belief? 6. What is mindset? 7. Are thoughts related to attention and if so, how? 8. Thoughts, Duality and NonDuality?
Web Link: https://zoom.us/j/214595957
Telephone (US Toll): 646.558.8656 or 408.638.0968 Meeting ID: 214 595 957
Welcome! We are members and friends of Unitarian Universalism walking the path of spiritual experience and growth as it unfolds in our lives. We come to this website for inspiration, we circulate a newsletter, we explore our experience in our Facebook group, we convene at the UU General Assembly, we engage in teleconference discussion – in these and other ways we find kindred souls who clarify our attention, move us more deeply into our hearts, and show us the way to embody and engage our spirituality in our lives. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to bring your longings and experience into the web of community that we are together weaving.
Why should we not also enjoy an original relationship to the universe? Ralph Waldo Emerson, An early UU Mystic