The Unknown

Rev. Wayne Walder: Living With The Unknown

by Reverend Wayne Walder It is easy to acknowledge that we do not know everything. Most of us can accept what we don’t know. We are not all brain surgeons or rocket scientists. But it is harder to remember that there are things we do not know … we do not know. This is likely…

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Families Growing Together: Children – Blissful in Their Unknown

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning This month, take some time to sit with your family. Ask them about their fears, about their desires, about those dreams that escape them. Ask each other about what the unknown means to them. Watching small children play is a glimpse into true authenticity. They are not concerned…

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Our Music: An Uncharted Journey

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Before I became your Music Director, I had never served a religious community or been a choir director.  I was entering completely unknown territory. I had a lot of doubts and questions that I continue to ask myself.  Would I be able to do what is expected of…

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The Unknown: Spiritual Exercises

Are you afraid of the dark? What makes you afraid? Can you sit in the dark? Can you walk in the park after twilight? Can you spend 20 minutes acknowledging that you do not know how everything will turn out … within the silence of night? During a normal day can you ask yourself the…

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The Unknown: Inspirational Quotations

“There is more to life than that which meets the eye.” – [idiom, unknown] “One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti “It’s the unknown that draws people.” – Elizabeth A. Bucchianeri “A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown…

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The Unknown: Audio and Video Resources on the Web

Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown by Uri Alon, video on TED (15 minutes) Even in science we need to acknowledge and accept what we do not know, thank goodness! http://tinyurl.com/m4lwvoc Last Words, audio on This American Life (50 minutes) Stories of people’s last words before death. Their one last shot…

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The Unknown: Literature Resources

I don’t know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn’t) Leah Hager Cohen, hardcover/Kindle/Audiobook Having the courage to admit when you do not know can offer insight into learning what you could not have imagined. Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling Edgar H. Schein, paperback Ed Schein defines Humble…

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The Unknown: Movie Resources

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button   (2008) with Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton “I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When life can be reflected upon, it can be lived differently. The Karate Kid   (1984) with…

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