Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Today's lesson - "I am blessed as a Son of God!"

Carlos would say when asked in greeting, "How you doin?" "I'm too blessed to be stressed."

"I'm too blessed to be stressed."

Carlos quip and good cheer always got a laugh and the person who received his response always seemed to be blessed by it.

Today's lesson, number 40, in A Course In Miracles asks us to say to ourselves very ten minutes duing the day, if possible, "I am blessed as a Son of God."

The question is, "Is this just a corny affirmation or is it heartfelt?"

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Do UUs really believe that each person has inherent worth and dignity or is this just a platitude which has become a cliche?

We're back to the idea that we can't give what we don't have, can't share what we don't possess and so before we an affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity in other people we must, first, affirm and promote it in ourselves by recognizing and acknowledging our own true nature.

Problem is that most people don't believe they have intherent worth and dignity and this why the rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, substance abuse, gun ownership, animosity are so high.

So, reminding ourselves every ten minutes today that "I am blessed as a Son of God" is a good idea. How many times will we have to tell this to ourselves before it sinks in and we really believe it?

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