All things I think I see reflect ideas.
The world we see is a projection of the ideas in our mind. If we expect to see bad things, we see bad things, and if we expect to see good things, we see good things. So the major question is what kind of a life do we want: good or bad?
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step ten, that we continue to take a personal inventory and admit what we find both good and bad. Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living. So what kind of ideas do I find reflected in my thoughts?
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and where we look will have significant consequences for what we find. The ideas we choose to explore project our thoughts. It is called “confirmation bias''. If you expect to find bad things you will find them. If you expect to find good things you will find them. What is it that you are expecting to find in your search for truth and meaning? All things I think I see reflect ideas in my mind.
Today it is suggested that we be aware of our biases. Our biases are the filter through which we selectively perceive and these perceptions create our experience. Do you believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person starting with yourself? Searching for this inherent worth and dignity is a choice you have.