"I’m caught in a maze and can’t find my way out, blinded by tears of pain and frustration."    ~  David.                                                                                
Psalms 88:8 (The Bible)  

Why is it that many of us have an almost allergic reaction to certain emotional expressions?  For some it's emotions like sadness or despair, for others it's anger.  Some even react negatively to excessive happiness. 
Have you ever avoided someone whose emotional expression made you feel uncomfortable?  It's quite natural to conclude there's something wrong with people like that.  It's much more difficult to ask why it is that we're uncomfortable with the emotion they're feeling.  Why do we tend to avoid feeling certain things?

The growing science around emotion is fascinating.  More and more experts are telling us that leaning into our feelings and the emotions of others can be healthy - very healthy.  And conversely, when we refuse to acknowledge them or when we run from or block certain emotions it actually weakens us and our relationships in different ways.

What if we could learn to be more comfortable...to react differently to those problematic feelings within us and others?  Our hunch is that it could lead to healthier lives and a better world.

For 4 weeks, beginning April 11th, we're going to explore the spirituality of emotion - both from our spiritual ancestor's perspectives and from that of modern science.  Our goal is to get more comfortable with all of it.  

We hope you'll invite a friend and join us.

Series ran April - May 2021

Sitting Shiva with Sadness

Speaker: Vince Klassen In the famous video for the 1990 smash hit Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O’Connor expresses the sadness of a breakup. But she does more than that……

Why are you so afraid?

Speaker: Jeff Jarvis So first a personal confession…throughout our marriage, I have often been annoyed by Cathy’s sense of caution. From the need to always lock doors, or to drive…


Speaker:   Vince Klassen Ah emotions. Sometimes transcendent but when someone we love is feeling an emotion that isn’t our favorite, they can be brutal (think parent with a kid in the supermarket…

Go Ahead...Get Angry

Speaker:   Jeff Jarvis Dealing with other people’s emotions can be tricky, can’t it? When someone around you starts crying or really freaking out about something or gets really down, knowing…