Upcoming Sunday Talks
October 1, 2017 – “What Are You Waiting For?”
October 1 – Reverend Paul Gonyea: “What Are You Waiting For?” Music by the beautiful and talented Monica Hargrave, harpist. Service at 11:00; Adult Study Group at 10:00; guided meditation at 10:30. The historic Academy of Medicine, West Peachtree and 7th St.
“Think for a moment about how many different things we find ourselves waiting for. One of my favorites is, we wait until we have enough time, which is pretty funny when you think about it, because I don’t know of a single person throughout recorded history who ever managed to accumulate (by waiting) more than twenty-four hours in a single day. It’s not like a wireless plan, where we can do nothing for a few days, then use those accumulated minutes to do something really amazing later on. Just like Life, time doesn’t wait for us. Either we use it or we lose it.”
“There is a quiet peace at the center of the universe, and that same peace is in the center of me. I slip quietly away from the noise and confusion around me, and find that space once again where all is in perfect harmony. That place is always ready and waiting for me whenever I need it. My dreams are waiting for me to come true.” ~ Rev. Paul Gonyea
October 8, 2017 – “The High Cost of Boredom.”
October 8 – Reverend Paul Gonyea: “The High Cost of Boredom.” Music by the brilliant and talented Tom Woods, jazz keyboard. Service at 11:00; Adult Study Group at 10:00; guided meditation at 10:30. The historic Academy of Medicine, West Peachtree and 7th St.
“We all have a natural desire to be interested in life. There’s nothing wrong with that. Our mind likes stimulation. But at the same time, we also have a tendency to be lazy and impatient. Things that we’re involved with for a long time, like a marriage or a career, may start to lose their thrill after a while, especially if we take them for granted. When our day-to-day life no longer feels new and exciting, sometimes we long for a change, any change, just to shake things up so we can at least remember what it feels like to be alive. That’s why, even if someone has a very good job, or a very good relationship, many otherwise intelligent people go out and do something really stupid, just to liven things up a little.”
“I live in an exciting and interesting world. If I am ever bored, it’s not because the world is boring; it’s simply because I am not using my spiritual vision correctly. I’m not allowing myself to see the beauty, the excitement and the possibility that are always there. I am interested in all of life, so there is never a shortage of exciting and productive things for me to do.” ~ Rev. Paul Gonyea
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