Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #282 - I will not be afraid of love today.


 Lesson #282

I will not be afraid of love today.


People are afraid of love because it means they have to give up their ego and it is that surrender to unconditional love without boundaries, limits, transactional benefits that scares us. The ego is defensive, protective, and therefore at the least suspicious and distrusting and at the most judgmental and attacking.


In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested in the first three steps that we give up our willfulness and accept the will of God. Not easy. Very scary. Most people can’t do it unless things get so bad they believe they have no other choice and nothing else to lose.


In Unitarian Universalism, it is suggested that we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, in other words, love every one. Most of us balk at this suggestion and defensively say, “It can’t be done! It’s not possible.”


Today, it is suggested that we remind ourselves frequently that we will not be afraid of love. Good luck! May it work out well for you.


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