“Unitarian Universalists often say things like, “Our lives are spiritual journeys.” But we don’t always explain what this means. Where some religions offer specific paths toward specific goals (which makes the journey relatively easy to explain), others, like Unitarian Universalism, are more open-ended, with directions less specified and paths more numerous, with spontaneity, creativity and curiosity more valued than the discipline of sticking to pre-ordained rules.
This open-endedness does make the typical Unitarian Universalist spiritual journey more difficult to explain. (In fact, it makes the word typical more or less useless.) But even so, I think it’s important that we find ways of articulating what we mean when we say, “Our lives are spiritual journeys.” ~ Joshua Mason Pawelek