Breath has a profound religious significance as well as being fundamental to our basic living. In classical Greek thought breath has a similar meaning to spirit or soul. In the Hebrew scriptures, humans were created when God breathed life in the dust of the ground. From Buddhism, one of the most popular forms of meditation is a focus on our breath to bring our focus to the present. Even in our everyday usage in the U.S. we often encourage one another to "take a deep breath" to help calm ourselves or simply relax.
This worship service will explore how the idea of breath could be meaningful in the spiritual lives of Unitarian Universalists.