Thursday, March 30, 2023

What kind of shape are our mental and spiritual capacities in?

The opposite of joy is depression. When your learning promotes depression instead of joy, you cannot be listening to God’s joyous Teacher and learning His lessons. To see a body as anything except a means of communication is to limit your mind and to hurt yourself. Health is therefore nothing more than united purpose. If the body is brought under the purpose of the mind, it becomes whole because the mind’s purpose is one. Attack can only be an assumed purpose of the body, because apart from the mind the body has no purpose at all. T-8.VII.13:1-6

A Course in Miracles (pp. 300-301). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

The body is a machine which requires maintenance just like your car or other appliance. The purpose of the body is to act as a vehicle for communication. The body is used by the mind and not the other way around.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This inherent worth and dignity emanates from the mind not from the body.

Today it is suggested that we consider our fitness: not our physical fitness but our mental and spiritual fitness. What kind of shape are our mental and spiritual capacities in?

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