Friday, April 1, 2022

From where does your inherent worth and dignity come?

Your worth is not established by teaching or learning. Your worth is established by God. T-4.1.7:1-2

How often is it said with contempt and disdain, “You’re so stupid”? The target of such comments often reacts with defensiveness, anger, shame, and then a loss of self esteem and self worth. We have forgotten that our worth is not based on knowledge or ignorance. Our worth and dignity is inherent based on our Transcendent Source.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and mediation. This has nothing to do with earthly knowledge. This is more a matter of the heart rather than the head.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person which is one of the primary seven principles which is the basis of the UU faith.

Today, it is suggested that we bypass knowledge and rest in the abiding peace of the Oneness which resides deep in our heart.

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