Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #21 - I am determined to see things differently.

too small a thing...: Seeing Things Differently

Lesson #21
I am determined to see things differently,

In Alcoholics Anonymous they call it “stinkin thinkin.” In everyday language we call them “negative thoughts.” Sometimes we are asked whether we are a pessimist or an optimist? Do you tend to be happy or bitter?

In today’s lesson we are asked to take one minute, five times during the day, and just examine our mind and heart for angry thoughts, or thoughts about things we find annoying, and say to ourselves “I am determined to see things differently.”

In her book, The Course In Miracles Experiment,” Pam Grout tells the story about this lesson of a person who thought that Kenny Rogers verse in his song, Lucille, is “with 400 children crapping in a field” when it actual says “ with four hungry children and a crop in the field.”

The Course in miracles calls our negative, angry thoughts, “attack thoughts.” In today’s lesson we are asked to observe ourselves, and when we find ourselves, annoyed, angry, resentful, pledge to see things differently.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles which turn the world of the ego upside down. Affirming and promoting these principles helps us see the world quite differently than how the ego world encourages us to see things. Unitarian Universalism joins with other spiritual traditions in helping us see the world from the vantage point of the soul rather than the ego. Unitarian Universalists see the world quite differently than most people.

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