Beyond biological imperatives of life there are psychospiritual imperatives of equal importance. The magnitude of these imperatives and their tremendous consequences remain mostly submerged in our subconscious. Kindness, perhaps the most consequential of these imperatives, must be deeply known in order to truly live a wholehearted life. And to know what kindness really is we must go deeper than the kindness of courtesy, the surface of sorrow, and the distractions of pleasure. We must courageously see and feel our way to the place where “only kindness makes sense anymore.”
When we first meet someone we often ask questions to help us understand them: what they do, where they are from, who’s in their family. These answers and other characteristics, such as race and sexual orientation, help us define what’s called social location.
There’s another level of inquiry that can bring us to a level of intimacy we often yearn to experience. You won’t be asked to try this in the moment, but you might take the risk at home or with new friends.
Copyright: Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
We ask, “In what do you place your deepest trust?”