“Self-Hatred, Inner Peace, and Gratitude”
Often we are war with ourselves. We amplify the inner voices telling us that we are good enough and not ethical enough. We can fall into an unproductive cycle of self-hatred. How do we escape from self-criticism on the one hand and indifference on the other? How do we take a heroic stance against injustice, while admitting that we usually fall well short? In this season of thanksgiving and gratitude, Hugh Taft-Morales explores these questions.
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.