Tuesday, December 21, 2021

We shouldn't believe our own bull shit.


Fantasy is a distorted form of vision. Fantasies of any kind are distortions, because they always involve twisting perception into unreality. Actions that stem from distortions are literally the reactions of those who know not what they do. Fantasy is an attempt to control reality according to false needs. Twist reality in any way and you are perceiving destructively. Fantasies are a means of making false associations and attempting to obtain pleasure from them. But although you can perceive false associations, you can never make them real except to yourself. You believe in what you make. T-1.VII.3:1-8

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

We not only believe our own bull shit but these twisted beliefs contribute to harmful behavior.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step one, that we admit  our lives are unmanageable and all the bull shit in the world will not save us.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search requires an admission that there is something beyond our own bull shit that has immense, spirit saving value for us.

Today, we recognize and acknowledge that there is a huge difference between fantasies and truth. Using fantasies to fulfill our needs ultimately fails. We would do well to admit this and turn our willfulness over to the care and Love of God. We ask ourselves continually throughout the day, “What would Love have me do?”

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