Be the Change You Want to See in the World

As UUs we often seek to live our principles by promoting change.  Changing our behaviors and thinking, changing the perspective of friends and family, changing our communities through social action efforts….all with respect for our interconnected web of life.  All of these efforts feel right and noble and for the greater good….so why is it so hard?   What is it about the human brain that makes good change so hard, and how do we make long term, positive change stick?

al Andalus

While Europe was living in its “Dark Ages”, Jews, Christians, and pagans lived together under Muslim rule in what is now most of Spain and Portugal. It was a flourishing culture. Maybe there are lessons.