Monday, August 10, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook - Lesson #9 - I see nothing as it is now

The “Perception Is Reality” Trap | Workplace Insiders

Lesson #9
I see nothing as it is now.

We have learned from psychology about implicit bias, confirmation bias,  the Dunning-Kruger effect, and even if these terms are not familiar, we all understand racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and prejudice. Understanding these concepts, we also can understand today’s lesson, “I see nothing as it is now.”

Practicing today’s lesson takes humility and mindfulness. We are very attached to our beliefs, opinions, values, practices, and we don’t question most of them comfortably. To recognize and acknowledge that “I see nothing as it is now,” makes us vulnerable and scared. It may also lead to confusion and depression. We are, after all, beginning to give up our ego attachments and this is a loss that we resist. It helps if we have a sense of humor and can laugh at our self righteousness, judgmentalism, and arrogance.

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This truth and meaning will never be found in the world of the ego because the world of the ego is an illusion which we create and are socially conditioned to believe. The search for truth and meaning takes the seeker inward where one goes beyond the ego plane and seeks the transcendent, the world ot the Spirit, the soul.

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