Friday, January 20, 2023

Don’t believe everything you think.

The Kingdom is the result of premises, just as this world is. You may have carried the ego’s reasoning to its logical conclusion, which is total confusion about everything. If you really saw this result you could not want it. The only reason you could possibly want any part of it is because you do not see the whole of it. You are willing to look at the ego’s premises, but not at their logical outcome. Is it not possible that you have done the same thing with the premises of God? Your creations are the logical outcome of His premises. His thinking has established them for you. They are exactly where they belong. They belong in your mind as part of your identification with His, but your state of mind and your recognition of what is in it depend on what you believe about your mind. Whatever these beliefs may be, they are the premises that will determine what you accept into your mind. T-7.X.1:1-11

A Course in Miracles (pp. 272-273). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Do you believe in the things of the world of the ego or the things of the Kingdom of God? Do you believe in conditional love or unconditional love? Whichever one you choose, consequences follow. Whichever one you choose filters your perceptions and interpretations of your experience.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where we search is heavily influenced by the premises upon which our thought system is based. Are we aware of these premises? We will see and experience what we believe we will see and experience. The bumper sticker says, “Don’t believe everything you think.”

Today it is suggested that we reflect on our basic premises about life. Do we believe in conditional love: give to get and one or the other, or do we believe in unconditional love: one for all and all for one?

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