I could see peace instead of this.
We can experience pain, anger, fear, sadness and we need to recognize and acknowledge it, not deny it, but then say to ourselves “I could see peace instead of this.”
Seeing peace instead of upset is what A Course In Miracles calls a “miracle.” The miracle is this shift in perception. It is the shift from the world of the ego to the world of the soul. In the world of spirit there is peace and bliss. In the world of the ego there is fear, anger, resentment, grievance, pain, and sorrow.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person: justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; respect for the interdependent web of all existence; and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. It is in the application of these principles that we find peace instead of “this.”