Sunday, February 3, 2019

If all the world's a stage where am I to search for truth and meaning?

A Course In Miracles tells us that the world we see on the path of the ego is made up of illusions. It is not real. The only thing that is real is the Love of God on the path of the Spirit. The introduction of A Course In Miracles ends with the statement, "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God."

These three sentences are hard to wrap your mind around because we are so attached to our illusions.

And then along comes William Shakespeare who is thought of as great play write and poet, but he also could be called a mystic. He gives us "All The World's a Stage" from his play,  As You Like It.

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Looking for truth and meaning on the path of the ego without realizing what you are doing leads to further demoralization and failure. Realizing that all the world's a stage can lead to a decision to search on a different path, the path of the spirit instead of the path of the ego.

In A Course In Miracles the paths we search on are called wrong minded and right minded. Searching on the wrong minded path, when we know better, is insane. So, as the Course says, "choose again." We can choose to search on the right minded path and that path shows us that Love is all there is.

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