Affirming Individual Spiritual Freedom: One God, Many Paths
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|Hillside Church Vision: The purpose of Hillside Community Church is to offer inspiration and insight from the world’s spiritual traditions to nourish your unique spiritual path.|
Minister: Dr. Larry Morris
Associate Minister: Dr. Susan Nettleton
|435 Jefferson SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
From “Easy Does It” by Dr. Larry Morris
Self-Collection: Lao Tzu, the great Taoist philosopher, said, “The way to do is to be.” And Emerson, the great American philosopher said, “who you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying.” It is useful at times to collect ourselves, to gather ourselves together in self-inquiry and silent recognition: Who is this person we are anyway? How are we feeling about ourself right now? Do we like ourself? Do we like spending time with this person we are? Would we rather be somebody else? Collecting oneself means standing on our own two spiritual feet, making our peace with who and what we are. We can accept ourselves very simply right here and right now and be happy that we are who we are–and that we’re not somebody else; we can release all our self-regrets. Why not be this person we already are? Why postpone our arrival into full-blown person-hood?