Life’s Not Fair; Change Is Hard: We Must Begin

© by the Honorable Judge David Sweat

Service presented by the Honorable Judge David Sweat

at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, GA

Centering Thoughts

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” asked Alice.  “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

What is love?  Love is the absence of judgment. –The Dalai Lama

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. –Buddha

Questions for Reflection & Discussion

  1. What type of crisis or challenge has caused you to confront a need to change something major in your life? Possibly giving up a toxic relationship or a harmful health habit?
  2. Is accepting what “is” an obstacle to changing?
  3. How do we act on our intentions when the required actions cause us or those close to us difficulty or even pain?