Review of lessons 101 and 102
101 - God’s will for me is perfect happiness.
102 - I share God’s will for happiness for me.
My therapist would tell me at every meeting, “You deserve to be happy. You deserve to have a high quality life.” I intellectually agreed with him. I would reply, “Yes, I know. Thank you for telling me,” but emotionally I was annoyed and scoffing at his remark. Then one day, after many repeats of this statement, it finally hit me at an emotional level and I burst into tears. I said to myself, “Maybe he is right! Maybe I do deserve to be happy and have a high quality life.” And then, I got mad and I thought to myself, “Why hasn’t anyone ever told me this before?”
Today, this idea is repeated once again, having heard it repeatedly from my therapist all those years ago that God’s will for me is perfect happiness and I not only can but should share God’s will for happiness for me.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, in the eleventh step, through prayer and meditation, we improve our conscious contact with God and with this conscious contact we realize that God’s will for us is perfect happiness.
In Unitarian Universalism, we have known about and placed faith in God’s unconditional universal love for us and we feel the embrace when we affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part.
Today, it is suggested that we start and end the day reflecting on the fact that God’s will for me is perfect happiness, and that I can and should share God’s will for happiness for me. It would be good to remind ourselves of God’s will for my happiness throughout the day whenever I feel my happiness threatened.
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What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong