Peace is an attribute in you. You cannot find it outside. Illness is some form of external searching. Health is inner peace. It enables you to remain unshaken by lack of love from without and capable, through your acceptance of miracles, of correcting the conditions from lack of love in others. T-II.I.5:8-12 A Course In Miracles
Will we ever find what we are looking for?
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning which begs the question of where to search? Jesus tells us to look within. He tells us illness is the result of external searching. Do you really think that other people and things will make you happy? People keep trying to find that external relationship or thing which will help them feel complete, whole, satisfied, fulfilled and as the wise person might ask, “How is that working for ya?”
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested that when the searching is all said and done we admit that our search externally is unmanageable. We hit bottom. Then, it is suggested that we make a decision to turn it over to our Higher Power.
Today, it is suggested that we give up the external search and just look within quietly, let the dust settle, and see what we can see. The Course suggests that an awareness of peace will eventually arise.