Perception derives meaning from relationships. Those you accept are the foundations of your beliefs. The separation is merely another term for a split mind. The ego is the symbol of separation, just as the Holy Spirit is the symbol of peace. What you perceive in others you are strengthening in yourself. You may let your mind misperceive, but the Holy Spirit lets your mind reinterpret its own misperceptions. T-5.III.9: 1 - 6
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The bumper sticker says, “Perception is reality.” Another bumper sticker says, “Reality doesn’t care anything about your beliefs.” Human beings engage in what psychologists call “confirmation bias” and A Course In Miracles asks “Would you rather be right or be happy?”
Unitarian Universalists join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. In this search, sooner or later, the seeker comes to realize that truth and meaning are not to be found in one’s perceptions of things in the world of the ego. The seeker becomes aware that truth and meaning are to be found in contemplation of the transcendent which is found within.
Today, question your perceptions and recognize that they are illusions. You are watching the shadows on Plato’s cave wall. Strive to rise above the cave and recognize the peace and joy that comes from the Beatific Vision.