What will your life mean when you arrive on your death bed?
Hi, my name is Justin Robinson and I believe our society needs more space for people to spend time with questions that really matter…questions like:
・ Who are you?
・ Why are you here?
・ How can you foster deep and meaningful relationships?
・ What does it mean to be a human being?
・ How can you spend your time doing things that actually matter?
・ Who might you become?
So…I want to be your host for a weekly online ‘hour of reckoning’—a.k.a. Sunday Morning Fire—for people who want to explore these questions in a diverse community. I hope over time that this weekly gathering will evolve into a passionate and committed community of people who BOTH have weaknesses and make mistakes AND have a desire to evolve and make the world better.
If this sounds like something you want to be part of, hit the register button and I’ll send you an email with a link to join Sunday Morning Fire each week at 8:30AM mountain time. (I’ll put some inspiration and tools in it every Sunday too).
We explore a question or intention together.
I’ll be your host, and I’ll invite special guests and members of the community who are versed in the topic to share lessons they’ve learned or challenges that they are currently working on.
We integrate different perspectives.
The more angles we can see the world from, the more we can discern about its nature. We’ll consider many different perspectives and look for ways to make sense of a universe in which it is possible for all those perspectives to exist.
We create community.
Sunday Morning Fire is not a sermon or lecture. It’s a gathering of people who want to explore their hopes, fears, and deep questions about life together. It is a place for people to come together and seek to know the truth.
We have conversations that alter paradigms, lives, and maybe even history.
Be prepared to think differently, to speak from the heart, and to consider the unique opportunity that we have to evolve—individually and collectively—in this particular historical moment.
We evolve, and so will our format.
A typical SMF might include opening with an intention, a poem or piece of art, a short meditation, thoughts about the topic from a special guest, dialogue in small groups, a final round of sharing as a large group.
Questions are More Important than Answers
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
We are Here to Evolve (and Help Each Other Evolve)
As a species, we are becoming increasingly able to influence our own evolution. How will each of us participate in this mystery? How will we help each other evolve?
Inquiry in Action
Reflection is a form of action, and action can be a form of reflection. We learn and grow rapidly when we practice doing both at the same time.
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pragmatism, Not Dogmatism
Complexity is on the rise and the rate of change itself is increasing. Many rules that once worked, and ideas that once seemed useful, have lost their serviceability. We are interested in how to live in the world that is—not one that used to be, and not someone’s idea of what it should be.
At the same time, some ancient ideas are worth more to us now than ever. Our pragmatism requires us to discern the difference between things that need to change and things that need to stay the same.
Radical Truth Telling
Communities and individuals tap into a deep well of power when they say exactly what they mean, mean exactly what they say, and are the same on the inside as they are on the outside. This level of clarity, transparency, and integrity is not for the feint of heart. It is for courageous people committed to truly living life.