Conflicting wishes cannot be my will.
If a person has been raised in a Christian denomination they undoubtedly have learned or at least heard “The Lord’s Prayer” which reads in part, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” We willful humans want our will to be done not Thy will and so there exists in our lives conflicting wishes and at the end of the day we recognize that these conflicting wishes cannot be right and it is in aligning our will with God’s will that peace and happiness lie.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, right in the very first step, it is suggested that we admit that our lives are unmanageable. In the second step we recognize and acknowledge that there is a power greater than ourselves running the Universe of which we are just a part, and in the third step, we make a decision to turn our unmanageable lives over to the will and care of that Higher Power whatever we choose to call it.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are just a part. We come to realize that whatever is going on it is far beyond our control and we are wise to turn our will over to the flow of the Universe which some call Tao.
Today, we rise above the conflict of my will and the will of Tao and go with the flow and become one with the Universe of which we are a part.