Acceptance, News & Updates, Unitarian Universalism Spiritual Practices for White Discomfort John Cooper August 18, 2015 2 Comments Spiritual Practices for White Discomfort I think my favorite is “When judgment comes up, try turning to curiosity…” Yeah, happens all day long in chaplaincy. All day long… Great article. Want to add it here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Today Sshhh Quiet Bird → 2 thoughts on “Spiritual Practices for White Discomfort” Susan Cooper August 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm It IS a great article. Awhile ago I found a place somewhere on the web that offered a “test” one could take to see the level of “acceptance” you were at – so I took it and was really, really surprised to find out that, according to that test, I really need to focus much more on curiosity!! Judgement runs deep….our education, our society, our culture prizes individuality and personal success. That learning is hard to bend. Thanks, John. It IS a great article. Reply ↓ Coop December 13, 2015 at 9:28 pm Recently I have been contemplating the idea that “acceptance” is not enough. Tolerance is stage 1; we can tolerate and still dislike. Acceptance is stage 2; we can accept but not be curious. Welcoming I think is stage 3; when we welcome, we are curious, we celebrate differences, we listen to each other, we display hospitality and curiosity and we hope that those we welcome will feel blessed and included. I think that perhaps where our Unitarian Universalist faith needs to lead now in this world is from a place of acceptance to a place of welcoming. Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.