Monday, March 14, 2022

What do you think about what you think?

Images are perceived, not known. Knowledge cannot deceive, but perception can. You can perceive yourself as self-creating, but you cannot do more than believe it. You cannot make it true. And, as I said before, when you finally perceive correctly you can only be glad that you cannot. Until then, however, the belief that you can is the foundation stone in your thought system, and all your defenses are used to attack ideas that might bring it to light. You still believe you are an image of your own making. Your mind is split with the Holy Spirit on this point, and there is no resolution while you believe the one thing that is literally inconceivable. That is why you cannot create and are filled with fear about what you make. T-3.VII.4:4-12

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

We arrogantly think that our belief makes things true. The bumper sticker says, “Don’t believe everything you think.” What we think about our perceptions is created in our own minds and isn’t true unless we have aligned our mind with the Holy Spirit.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God. The AA slogan is “Let go and let God” or simply “Let it go.” It refers to our illusions and interpretations of our perceptions which are unloving.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and this search begins by thinking about what we believe and realizing its illusory nature.

Today, it is suggested that we think about what we think with the goal of adjusting our thinking to align with the Holy Spirit.

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