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Unitarians examine ‘The Spirituality of Letting Go’

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On May 18, the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a talk entitled “The Spirituality of Letting Go,” presented by Pauline Benetti.

This service has been created specifically for all of us who believe we are captains of our own ships, in charge and in control, and for whom the idea of letting go is somehow synonymous with surrender, with waving the white flag and giving up — a truly frightening prospect.

So come all ye problem solvers, decision makers, movers and shakers. Sit down and do nothing, for a time, while we examine the spiritual practice of letting go.

A warning, however: Since the unexamined life is not worth living, you will be expected to listen to your life  —  this morning, yesterday, the day before — and interact with experiences you find there.

Benetti is a 10-plus year member of the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is approaching her 76th anniversary on this planet. It is time now, she believes, to take stock and listen to the accumulated experiences of all those years and hear what they have to say. That means  sit down and do nothing.

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship sponsors a children’s spiritual educational program and encourages families with children to please join us for our Sunday service. Our children’s religious programs teach our Unitarian Universalist heritage, ethical living, moral precepts to love your neighbor, work for a better world and to search for truth with an open mind. We also offer a number of inter-generational program activities. Arts and crafts projects also are utilized to illustrate these principles.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.

This story was posted on May 15, 2014.