Thursday, December 16, 2021

Stop with the bullshit.

Whatever is true is eternal, and cannot change or be changed. Spirit is therefore unalterable because it is already perfect, but the mind can elect what it chooses to serve. The only limit put on its choice is that it cannot serve two masters. T-1.V.5:1-3 A Course In Miracles.

We try all the time to serve two masters and then wonder why our lives are a mess. They are a mess because we hide from the truth and relish our biases. We are not interested in truth but in the confirmation of our biases. Confirmation of our biases decreases our anxiety while a lack of confirmation increases our anxiety. The psychologists call this “confirmation bias.” We are looking constantly for evidence that agrees with our beliefs. We are terrified to have to change our minds.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step four, that we do a fearless moral inventory. This terrifies most people because they would have to face up to things they have believed and done that fill them with shame. A “fearless moral inventory” takes great courage and bravery that most people find in short supply.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The sticking point in this principle is the question of what is “responsible?” One first answer is that “responsible” is the true. We have to be honest and seek the truth, not look for evidence which confirms our preordained beliefs.

Today, we are reassured that the Truth will set us free because it is eternal and unchanging. The only question is are we ready to know it? Seek the truth today and stop with the bull shit.

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