Thursday, January 24, 2019
Today's lesson - I want to see things differently.
Lesson 28 in A Course In Miracles states, "Above all else I want to see things differently." What the lesson seems to want to teach us is to see things nonjudgmentally.
We come with our biases, our preconceptions, our histories, and based on these we project what we think we are going to see.
The old saying about "assume" is that it makes an ass out of you and me.
So, it seems that this lesson is asking us to deliberately approach our perceptions in a nonjudgmental way with a touch of curiousity and a big helping of "not knowing" humility.
Before we can turn our certainty over to our Higher Power we have to admit our lack of knowledge and recognize our biases and preconceptions.
UUs covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and at a deeper level of application this requires us to humbly and nonjudgmentally approach the things in our lives with curiosity and a desire to see things not as we have been conditioned to see them on the path of the ego, but as the Divine sees them with unconditional love.