Lesson #5 - I am never upset for the reason I think.
All day long and all night long we have feelings and we think there are certain things that cause these feelings and we have no peace. We have made our life hell because we believe all these things we think, and we experience feelings we think these things cause.
We get confused and upset multiple times a day by the things we think. We have misperceived, misgeneralized, made assumptions, jumped to conclusions and unfortunately believe our own nonsense.
Today’s lesson is really very simple, but so hard to admit. Today’s lesson implies that we’re not right and delusional. Is this idea a bridge too far? To accept today’s lesson requires great humility and wisdom. The instructions for the workbook tells us we need not agree with the lesson, or accept the truth of it, or even understand it. We are encouraged to suspend our belief and just do it.
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. UUs understand that we need not think alike to love alike. UUs teach that it doesn’t matter what one believes or what creed they pledge allegiance to. UUs imply that people should not be upset by the things they believe or other people believe. UUs know that Love trumps all belief.