Thursday, October 11, 2018

Do you live a life of primal virtue?

Back in the 60s we boomers talked about whether people had "their shit together." Psychologists talk about the "well integrated personality."

In the 60s when we met someone we noticed whether we got "good vibes" or "bad vibes." The Beach Boys even had a hit song named "Good Vibrations."

Do we walk though the world, our lives, with grace?

The Tao Te Ching in chapter ten asks:

"Understanding and being open to all things,
are you able to do nothing?"

And then it follows with:

"Giving birth and nourishing,
Bearing yet not possessing,
Working yet not taking credit,
Leading yet not dominating,"

The last verse states - "This is primal virtue."

Do Unitarian Univeralists practice primal virtue? Is this ideal a part of their faith?

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the responsible search for truth and meaning which requires them, if they seriously live their faith, to proceed in their lives with immense curiosity which gives birth and nourishes 10,000 ideas and questions.

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in their human relations which requires them, if they seriously live their faith, to bear and not possess, and work and yet not take credit.

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spirital growth which requires them, if they seriously live their faith, to lead and yet not dominate.

Unitarian Univeralists who covenant together to affirm and promote their seven principles, serioulsy living their faith, continually live lives of what the Tao Te Ching calls "primal virtue." The more successful practitioners of the faith are, the more they have their shit together and exude good vibrations.



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