Let all things be exactly as they are.
Remember that the Course’s metaphysics is based on the apprehension of the non dualistic Oneness. Unitarian Universalists call this the interdependent web of all existence. When we understand this, we can understand today’s lesson: “Let things be exactly as they are” which means to heal the separateness which we have created.
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven that we improve our conscious contact with the non dualistic Oneness through prayer and mediation. It is suggested in the Course that we do this through forgiveness which is being willing to give up making other people and circumstances responsible for our unhappiness.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a love for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part. In order to do this we need to back up from our individualism and see ourselves as part of something much larger, the Tao, which includes all things exactly as they are.
Today, back off and get things in perspective. Strive to be responsive and not reactive. This requires us to take distance from the things that trigger our emotional reactions and get things in perspective so that we can manage them deliberately and with purpose.