Friday, September 4, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #34 - I could see peace instead of this.

Confucius quote: I could see peace instead of this.

Lesson #34
I could see peace instead of this.

The choice is ours. The choice we have forgotten. Sometimes we say exasperatedly, “There must be a better way,” and when we say this we could follow it with “I could see peace instead of this.” This is where a sense of humor helps. We say, “You can either laugh or cry.” Often, it is both.

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.”

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