Saturday, May 14, 2022

Where does Truth lie?

The ego is thrown further off balance because it keeps its primary motivation from your awareness, and raises control rather than sanity to predominance. The ego has every reason to do this, according to the thought system which gave rise to it and which it serves. Sane judgment would inevitably judge against the ego, and must be obliterated by the ego in the interest of its self-preservation. T-4.V.1: 4 - 6

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

Would you rather be right or be happy? Unfortunately, most people side with the ego and would rather be right. Control is the motivation not knowing the truth. In these cases, ego is the most important thing up to and including the death of the body. Some call this “honor” and “glory” and “loyalty.” It is attachment and willfulness.

In Unitarian Universalism people join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search will take them, eventually, away from the ego and to what the passage above calls “sane judgment.” Sane judgment is Truth with a capital T.

Today, it is suggested that rather than insist that our beliefs are right we ask ourselves “What would love have me do?”

1 comment:

  1. The UUA is caught up in many internecine conflicts what sabotage its ability to carry out its mission. When egos go into battle, the Truth is hidden from the bystanders as well as the combatants. The organization then fails in its mission and dies.


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