Discipline

Rev. Wayne Walder: Thoughts on Discipline

by Reverend Wayne Walder To a Unitarian Universalist, “discipline” might feel like a four letter word, for we were originally religious heretics ourselves. For more than 400 years we have questioned authority, defied superstition and pushed spiritual boundaries. Our perceived lack-of-discipline has caused us to be shunned by our Protestant colleagues. They have even persecuted…

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Our Music: Finding Discipline in Chanting

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Have You Tried It? Since attending my first Singing Meditation service in Texas in 2013, I have made co-leading a public interfaith chant circle (along with Fred Maycock) one of my monthly spiritual practices. Last year we began a short version of our Sunday evening chant/meditation circle to…

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Discipline: Spiritual Exercises

Discipline takes practice. Try this: count your breaths, one in, one out. See how long it takes you before you either lose count or get bored. Some people lose count after about four, and some people can go much longer. Remember: discipline is not just limitation, it is also focus. Try practicing it a few…

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Discipline: Inspirational Quotations

“If we do not discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.” – William Feather “I think being a parent is knowing how to love. Sometimes love is discipline, sometimes it’s humor, sometimes it’s listening.” – Melissa Etheridge “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being…

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Discipline: Movie and Web Resources

Jiro Dreams of Sushi with Jiro Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama, 1:21 movie (documentary), 2012 His restaurant serves only sushi. It has 10 seats at a counter. It is in the basement of a Tokyo high-rise, not far from a subway stop. It has been awarded three stars, the highest possible rating, by the Michelin…

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