God is the mind with which I think.
Leonard Cohen’s great lyric is “The crack is how the light gets in.” We are so occupied with the chatter of the monkey mind that we rarely see the light behind what Christians call the “veil of tears.” We resonate with Plato’s story of the care and realize that what we think is reality is the shadows dancing on the wall.
In Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve step programs we work on step eleven which is to seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand Him, praying for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. The shorter version of this step might be today’s lesson, “God is the mind with which I think.”
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles among which is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which leads us to the awareness that God is the mind in which I think.
We are asked today to take five minutes three times and settle down and clear our minds of the monkey chatter and relaxing say to ourselves “God is the mind in which I think.” God’s mind is that from which we have come and that to which we are going. What has happened here on earth is the opportunity to make this being one with God conscious.
As so we laughingly set all ego thoughts aside realizing the insanity the ego world creates and remind ourselves that God is the mind with which I think.