Seattle Unity Sermon Videos 07-08-2018—”The Practice of Being Uncomfortable”

Rev. Karen Lindvig Sunday Sermon
“The Practice of Being Uncomfortable”

Sunday Service Video July 8th, 2018—“The Practice of Being Uncomfortable”—Here is the link and player to Karen Lindvig’s Sunday sermon of 07-08-2018.

Every year, Rev. Karen Lindvig develops an annual theme for framing the sermon lessons for the year. In 2018, our Annual Theme is “The Inner Pilgrimage.” The sub-theme for July is about the benefits of feeling discomfort. Here, in her July 8th, 2018 sermon, Karen describes the benefits of deciding to do things that take us out of the comfort zone. By deliberately…(see more below)

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Karen Lindvig’s Sunday Sermon—”The Practice of Being Uncomfortable”

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Sermon Summary

Title: “The Practice of Being Uncomfortable” — Reverend Karen Lindvig‘s sermon on July 8th, 2018 is titled “The Practice of Being Uncomfortable.” Rev. Karen continues her sermons related to the 2018 Annual Theme category of “The Inner Pilgrimage.” Here, in her July 8th, 2018 sermon, Karen describes the benefits of deciding to do things that take us out of the comfort zone. By deliberately doing things that may result in discomfort, learning is often achieved. Karen invokes the discomfort invited by the decisions of The Buddha, and Jesus, and the decision of our congregation in building a new facility for our community on the current site. She offers timeless lessons in how to learn be risking discomfort in stretching and extending our capacities towards spiritual development.

Quotations related to this sermon:

St. Brendan of Clonfert:

“Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You. Christ of mysteries, I trust You to be stronger than each storm within me.”

Christine Valters Paintner:

“When we risk the unfamiliar, our resilience grows and we become more capable of living life. On a deeper level, the call is not to run away when things become challenging. Stability demands that we stay with difficult experiences and stay present to the discomfort they create in us. What are the uncomfortable parts calling to you for some welcome?”


“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly—not one.”

The flyer for this service is here: