Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Which choice will I make today: conditional love or unconditional love, reality or delusion?

Wrong perception is the wish that things be as they are not. The reality of everything is totally harmless, because total harmlessness is the condition of its reality. It is also the condition of your awareness of its reality. You do not have to seek reality. It will seek you and find you when you meet its conditions. Its conditions are part of what it is. And this part only is up to you. The rest is of itself. You need do so little because your little part is so powerful that it will bring the whole to you. Accept, then, your little part, and let the whole be yours. T-8.IX.2:1-10

A Course in Miracles (p. 306). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

The bumper sticker is “Reality cares nothing about your beliefs.” The Buddhists say, “It is what it is.” However, the ego wants something different from reality and tempts us to act, believing its lies, thinking that what the ego holds out can be achieved much to our eventual dismay.

In Unitarian Universalism some of us join together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. UUs, more than other believers, tend to believe in reality even though we are no better than others at finding it.

Today it is suggested that we consider that reality, unconditional love, is different from unreality, conditional love. We have a choice in which world we want to live. Which choice will I make today?

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