Thursday, March 10, 2022

From whence does our authority come?

The issue of authority is really a question of authorship. When you have an authority problem, it is always because you believe you are the author of yourself and project your delusion onto others. T-3.VI.8:1-2

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

The three main existential questions all humans deal with are: Why was I born? What is the purpose of my life? What happens when I die? The ego would have us believe that we can make up any answers we want to these questions since we are “free” and no one is the boss of me and can tell me what to do? Sometimes the universe asks “How is that working out for you?”

We learn in Alcoholics Anonymous that our lives are unmanageable and that we would do better if we turned our willfulness over to the will of God.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning especially when we find out that what we have been taught and have been doing isn’t working and there must be a better way.

Today, it is suggested that we deeply consider who and what is the author of our lives. Did we create ourselves? No. So where did we come from when our spirit was incarnated into our physical bodies, and where are we going, and where will we wind up? As the Tao Te Ching says, “The Tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao.” The authority the ego promised us was a lie.

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