I seek a future different from the past.
We have been socialized and conditioned to live in the past world of the ego. Like the person in Plato’s cave, we have freed ourselves from shackles forcing us to watch the dancing shadows on the wall of the cave and gone to the mouth of the cave to look outside and see what a wondrous world awaits us.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step one that we admit that our lives in the world of the ego have become unmanageable and in step two that a power greater than ourselves can restore our awareness to sanity. Alleluia, Blessed be!
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning which takes us from the world of the ego to the world of the spirit. We seek a future different from the past.
Today, we let the past go and shed our conditioning and socialization and move toward freedom and enlightenment which is our natural inheritance. We seek a future different from what we have been experiencing.