August 2023 ~ Ministerial Miscellany ~ Rev. Annie Kopko

Be willing to be Foolish

I ran across a wonderful quote from the Greek Philosopher Epictetus “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish with regard to external things“. Or as Swami Beyondananda puts it: “attain Fool Realization”.        Remember, no one is thinking about us after their initial reaction. They are thinking of the next best thing about themselves. We might as well surrender, it can happen again and again as our spiritual being explores being human. When we are willing to seem foolish, we don’t have to pretend to be perfect any more. What a relief!  Nor are we so concerned about what other people might think about us.  It is interesting, like I said, they are not thinking about us.

When we are not concerned or afraid to be laughed at we will experience more trust and peace in just being ourselves. Laughter is our own best remedy for all kinds of embarrassment. Comedians make a living at this! Part of me has always wanted to be a stand up comedian,  and sometimes I already am. The older I get, the more mistakes I make, so the easier it is to make people laugh. And it makes life a whole lot more fun for me too!  

Each of us is  the light of the world, no matter what we  think.  We  each have our own angel of Love who knows for us, nothing else matters.

Our angels will be gathering with us for events at Interfaith. More information is always on our website: 

One last Drum and Dance Jam for the year with Curtis Glatter, drummer extraordinaire is happening on Saturday, August 5, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Donations gratefully accepted. Drums available at the Center or bring your own.

Cafe 704 on Saturday, August 12, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. features the Kozora Quartet: “Global Fusion music” Ken Kozora: Composer, Bass Guitar, Synth, Percussion, Dulcimer, Paul Vornhagen: Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Robert Spalding Newcomb: Guitar, Sitar composition and Enrique “Kito” Pardo: Drum Set. Tickets $10.00 in person at the door or via livestream on Zoom. Go to for more info or to purchase tickets for Zoom.

Enjoy the beautiful weather.  Enjoy being everything you are.



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