Review of lessons 79 and 80.
79 - Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.
80 - Let me recognize my problems have been solved.
I like to say, “If you can’t name it, you can’t manage it.” So, what’s the problem?
The basis of all problems is our willfulness. When things don’t go our way we are aggrieved. We feel like a victim and this sense of victimization fills us with fear, anger, guilt, and resentment.
Once we are aggrieved, our grievances seem to spiral and make things worse not better. Oftentimes, we hit bottom, and if we seek help in a twelve step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous we, at step one, finally admit that we were powerless and our willfulness has made our life unmanageable. We come to recognize in this admission that if we turn our will and lives over to our Higher Power, the problem, our willfulness, has disappeared and in this moment our problems have been solved.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us within where we become aware of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the interdependent web of which we are a part which transcends our separation that misleads us to believe that we are an authority and power unto ourselves. When we realize that the problem is our separation from the Oneness we come to the awareness that this separation is a false belief and that the problems created by our false belief in our separateness have already been solved because they never, in truth, ever really existed.
Today, I will take 2 10 - 15 minute periods of silence to recognize that the basis of all my problems is my willfulness which is based on the false belief in separation, and recognizing that the separation is an illusion, and my willfulness is a problem which has already been solved.