Entries by Rev. Pat Conway

Learning to Slow Down

My dad was a very quiet fellow who didn’t talk very much. But when he did speak, you wanted to listen because it was always something wise or kind or funny. I think he ascribed to the old saying, “Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all […]

Path to Widsom

Thinking about this month’s theme of wisdom, I remembered one of the most powerful ideas I have ever encountered: the Hero’s Journey. In his famous book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Joseph Campbell describes the hero’s journey as follows: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of […]

Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win?

Remember that old quote, “Winners never quit and quitters never win”?  I disagree with that in terms of the idea of wisdom. Knowing what to quit and when to quit may be one of the building blocks of wisdom. We in metaphysics believe that our thoughts have power and that by using our thoughts correctly […]

Exploring the Mountain Peaks of a Better Life

Mountaineering involves going up mountains. Mountaineering-related activities include traditional outdoor climbing and skiing. Indoor climbing, sport climbing and bouldering are also considered mountaineering. Mountaineering lacks widely-applied formal rules, regulations, and governance; mountaineers adhere to a large variety of techniques and philosophies when climbing mountains. That sounds a lot like the world’s religions, doesn’t it? And […]

The Amazing Time of Change

The world is in a strange, frightening, challenging, and amazing time of change. We may yearn for things to be like they used to be, but in our hearts we know that’s not going to happen. We are in the middle of a tremendous cognitive shift for everyone on the planet. So how do we […]