Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles the fourth of which is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where will "the search" take us? Where should we look? Where is true truth and meaning to be found?
Life's main existential question is very simple: do we want to live in hell or heaven?
Identifying with body and the path of the ego will be hell. Identifying with the spirit and the path of the spirit will be heaven.
The "miracle", the shift from ego to spirit, is based on forgiveness. Forgiveness not in the usual sense, but forgiveness for ourselves and others that we ever separated ourselves from God, the path of the spirit to begin with.
Our separation from the divine began with our worship of idols whom we thought and were taught by our society would make us happy. It can take years, if not decades, to become aware that this is not true.
This growing awareness born out of depression, anxiety, frustration, discouragement and anguish is called "the dawning." We become aware that there is a better way to live our lives here on earth and we begin to turn from the world to the divine within. Jesus told us that the kingdom of God is within us.
With this turn within, called "the turning," we begin to realize that we are not our bodies but part of the transcendent oneness. Our spirit is part of an oceanic pool of spirit-hood which we share with everyone. We become aware that we are not separate, but joined.
If "the turning" is brought about by forgiveness what does forgiveness take? Merely a decision to turn our separate wills over to the Will Of The Universe. As they say in Alcoholics Anonymous, "Let go, and let God", or simply, "Let go."
Ask the Holy Spirit, Jesus, God, your Higher Power, the muse to help you. Jesus says, "Ask and you shall receive. Knock and the door will be opened for you."