Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Daily Reflections, Day Fifty nine, Thought system or a way of life?


Day Fifty nine
Thought system or way of life?

“Knowledge is the result of revelation and induces only thought.” “Knowledge comes from the altar within and is timeless because it is certain. To perceive the truth is not the same as to know it.” ACIM.T-3.III.5:10,12-13

Some people say they believe in God and others say they don’t believe in God and whether people say they believe in God or don’t believe in God, their statements beg the question of what god it is that they do or don’t believe in.

To know that one is One with God is a knowledge which has nothing to do with perception. This knowledge comes from an experience within. This knowledge some people call “grace” because it does not depend on any external perception but rather on an experience of deep Love and peace.

This experience of Love and peace is timeless because it does not depend on the perception of any external event. This experience is all encompassing and is transcendent because it is not of this ego world.

Francis David, the Unitarian pioneer, said we need not think alike to love alike. David is pointing to the difference between thoughts and beliefs and internal experience. This idea of being in Love together is fundamental to the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. At its core, Unitarian Universalism is a mystical faith which depends not on a thought system but on a way of life.

Today, take several moments during the day and shut off the mind and go within. Go to the altar which is the ground of being and experience the timeless Love and peace. The more one does this, the more the experience of Love becomes one’s experience of life.

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