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“The opposite of talking is not listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.” ~Fran Lebowitz

Grounded for Life.

June 7, 2018


Have you ever thought about how ironic it is that parents “give consequences” to their kids by saying, “You’re grounded!”


These days that often means not being allowed to be on their electronic devices for a certain period of time. For some kids that’s a really big deal.


I have noticed that it’s a big deal for a lot of adults, too!


Have you ever taken a break from your devices for a while and discovered that you actually have a body? And that there is a whole world happening right where you are?


Felix (my 10-year-old grandson) and I were talking about this recently, and I was telling him about what a positive thing it is to be spiritually grounded. (He got it, by the way, but he still didn’t think it was cool for his dad to take his screen time away.)


Let’s get together Sunday morning for a good grounding!


Have a beautiful week-end.






For reflection:  Living in a world of telescopes, televisions, and telephones — “tele” means “distance” — we might turn our attention toward the heart as often as possible to give it the closeness it needs to sustain a life of beauty, relatedness, and mutual regard.

— Thomas Moore in The Education of the Heart







Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.