Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Do we operate on a belief in scarcity or abundance?

You are accepting it simply by the belief that attack can get you something you want. If you did not believe this, the idea of attack would have no appeal for you. T-8.VII.1:4-5

A Course in Miracles (p. 296). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

We identify with our body. This is me, myself, and I. With this identification of bodies in the world of the ego, we falsely believe that we can get what we want by attacking others. If we didn’t believe this, attack would serve no purpose and we wouldn’t engage in it.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. This is a rare attitude as most people see their lives as competition for scarce resources which are in short supply. People act on a belief in scarcity rather than abundance. Therefore the guiding dynamic is conditional rather than unconditional love.

Today it is suggested that we consider whether we are operating out of fear based on a belief in scarcity or unconditional love based on a belief in abundance.

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