Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Annual Theme Sunday Sermon
“Enjoy the Ride”
Sunday Service Video January 20th, 2019—“Enjoy the Ride”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Annual Theme Sunday sermon of 01-20-2019.
Every year in January, Rev. Karen Lindvig announces the Annual Theme of her sermons for the year. Amid the planned replacing of our building beginning this year…(see more below)
Plus Casey Longacre offers a reading on change.
Casey Longacre offers his reading on change
Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Annual Theme Sunday Sermon—”Enjoy the Ride”
Title: “Enjoy the Ride”
http://seattleunity.org — Every year in January, Rev. Karen Lindvig announces the Annual Theme of her sermons for the year. Amid the planned replacing of our building beginning this year—a multi-year process—she offers the theme of “Riding the Tide of Impermanence.” She describes through stories and principles how dealing with change, rather than being a painful source of stress, can be a joyful ride on a journey of spiritual growth.
Quotations related to this sermon:
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Pema Chodron :
“The very nature of our existence is forever in flux. Everything keeps changing, whether we are aware of it or not.”
“Life of Brian” Monty Python Movie:
“What have you got to lose? You come from nothing. You go back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing!”
“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time…Isn’t it a lovely ride?”
Casey Longacre offers his reading on change:
In “Meditation, A Way of Life,” Julien Bouchard writes:
“I view every moment as an opportunity for change and transformation.
“Nothing is stable, nothing is static, everything is moving, everything is transforming and from one moment to another we are the spectators of our world’s renewal, of a new universe.” Rather than considering change as a fear of the unknown, I consider it an opportunity to transform the way that I think, feel, and act. I shift into new ways of being by shifting my perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs about myself and my world.
“Thought by thought I can change my outlook and my attitude, regardless of what is happening in my life or around me. I always have the power to change. Every moment is an opportunity for transformation.
“I have learned through experience that change is an essential element of my spiritual journey. I have also learned that I have within me all the guidance I need to make the choices that will most effectively move me forward. I relax and trust the guidance of Spirit within to show me the changes that are mine to make, and to lead me away from the changes that are not needed on my path.”
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Link to this reading:
The flyer for this service is here: