Thursday, March 17, 2022

Stop and smell the roses.

Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your Beginning. Much has been seen since then, but nothing has really happened. Your Self is still in peace, even though your mind is in conflict. You have not yet gone back far enough, and that is why you become so fearful. As you approach the Beginning, you feel the fear of the destruction of your thought system upon you as if it were the fear of death. There is no death, but there is a belief in death. T-3.VII.5:6-11

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

What we really fear is not the death of the physical body but the obliteration of our ego which we have made and believed in as if it were real when it really is an ephemeral illusion. A Course In Miracles teaches that there is no death of the non dualistic Oneness of which we are a part. When the drop of the ocean dissolves back into the ocean does it die or become one with the All and live on in the whole?

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and mediation which is a means of dropping the ego and turning our will over to the Higher Power of our understanding.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person which springs from our Transcendent Source which is eternal and never dies.

Today, it is suggested that in little ways we set our egos aside and abide in truth, goodness, and beauty. In other words, “stop and smell the roses.”

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