Friday, July 12, 2019
A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - What and where is reason?
T-21.V.4. You do not realize the whole extent to which the idea of separation has interfered with reason.
Reason lies in the other self you have cut off from your awareness. And nothing you have allowed to stay in your awareness is capable of reason. How can the segment of the mind devoid of reason understand what reason is, or grasp the information it would give? All sorts of questions may arise in it, but if the basic question stems from reason, it will not ask it. Like all that stems from reason, the basic question is obvious, simple and remains unasked. But think not reason could not answer it.
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. p.457
We put our trust in faith, perception, belief, and yet it is reason, only, that is dependable and can point us to reality.
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and yet many times seem confused about where that "free and responsible search" should take us and where truth and meaning will actually be found.
A Course In Miracles teaches that truth and meaning are not to be found in the external world of the ego, but in the reason which is in our own mind.
In our search for what we think will make us happy in the world of the ego, we often unconsciously dissasociate our mind from reason putting our trust in "faith," our "perceptions" which are made up of projections, and in out "beliefs" which are based on socialization which has given us the norms, attitudes, biases, and prejudices of the reference groups which surround us.
Truth and meaning are to be found in our reason which is based in our memory of our Divine Source which is the foundation of our inherent worth and dignity which UUs covenant together to affirm and promote, reasoning that inherent worth and dignity belong to all people.