08/11/2019 7 Habits of Highly Effective People #6: Synergy
Something a little different this week. As we look at the concept of synergy (which is simply the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts), Rev. Nita shared a video by National Geographic photographer and motivational speaker, Dewitt Jones. Due to copyright issues, we're not including Mr. Jones's talk, but click here to watch it. As we explore synergy, his comments about finding the "next" right answer, and shifting to a lens which celebrates the good are helpful and eye-opening.
08/04/2019 7 Habits of Highly Effective People #5: Seek to Understand
It's been another week of hard news in the world, and understanding can seem hard to come by. No matter how much we want others to understand us, we must be willing to pause, to listen, to pray, and to understand before we ask others to understand us.
07/28/2019 7Habits of Highly Effective People #4; Win/Win or No Deal
We're so used to operating from the basic expectation that everything is a matter of winning or losing, and, in Truth, the most optimal outcomes will always occur when we function from the knowing that my good never comes at you loss. We can ALWAYS choose to expect Good, and always choose to work with others until we come to a point of win/win (or no deal).
07/21/2019 You Matter
One of the most challenging lessons for us to assimilate is that we are ALREADY whole, complete, perfect, and that our words, thoughts, and actions are important. You are not insignificant- YOU MATTER! Licensed Unity Teacher, Susan Smith, shares her insights with us today.
07/14/2019 The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Susan Smith, Licensed Unity Teacher, shares her wisdom with us today. The stories we tell ourselves are important- what are you telling yourself?
07/07/2019 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interdependance
We're at a pausing point in the 7 Habits- moving from those habits which cultivate our fullest independance, and then taking that independance to the next step, the practices of Inter-dependance. We may think we're doing this work for ourselves, but really, our goal is nothing less than the transformation of humankind!
06/30/2019 New Voices! Birke Earl and Larry Bearden
As a teaching Center, we offer Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI) Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) classes on a regular basis. These classes are the first level of credit classes for those who wish to dive deeper into understanding the spiritual principles and practices which make up Unity's theology. Today, we enjoy lessons from two of those students, Birke Earl (currently our Board Secretary) and Larry Bearden (currently our Board President). Settle in and listen to two of our upcoming leaders!
06/23/2019 7 Habits Continue- Shifting from Me to We
We're approaching the mid-point in our exploration of the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, and a shift in focus is beginning. The move is from "me"- centered behavior to "we"-centered practices. The fact is, we need to master ourselves with the intention of better service the Wholeness of which we are a portion.
06/16/2019 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Habit 3 Lead Your Life
When we're cultivating optimal behaviors, we need to recognize when we are actually leading our life rather than simply managing the external events which show up in our lives. There is a place to use our mangement skills, but that comes later.
06/09/2019 7Habits of Highly Effective People #2 pt 2 Lead Your Life
Core values came under discussion a couple of sessions ago, and this is where they really start to come into play. Our life experience is determined by the choices we make, and we must have clarity around what is most important if we are going choose wisely.