Showing posts with label Haiku. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Haiku. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Story of the day - Haiku: Aren't getting the answers to life's important questions?

Wrong answer if wrong question.
The right question makes all the difference.
Question the question if stuck.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Forgiveness is the elixir of life

Forgiveness is the elixir of life.
With forgiveness all things become experienced anew.
Peace comes with oneness recognized.

Editor's note:
It reads in A Course In Miracles: "Can you imagine how beautiful those you forgive will look to you?" T-17.2.1:1

It is very hard for our ego minds to forgive. It feels better to harbor resentments because then we feel justified in our defensiveness and retaliatory attacks. We feel safer without forgiveness because our defensiveness is born out of our fears because we lack faith. Jesus said, "Oh ye of little faith! If you only knew how much God loves you."

In Unitarian Universalism our third principle is "acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations." This acceptance requires forgiveness for without it we probably project our fears of many kinds which keep us estranged. How can UUs better practice forgiveness?

Forgiveness doesn't always mean reconciliation. They can be two different things. I can forgive someone for my sake without wanting to reconcile with them, but my rising above my petty resentments and grievances frees me to be more loving.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dropped my fantasies, found peace.

Fantasies change reality by projection.
What you think you see, you get.
Bring fantasies to truth - peace!

Editor's note:
I wrote the haiku above based on a verse from A Course In Miracles from Chapter 17, Forgiveness And The Holy Relationship, Section 1, "Bringing fantasy to truth." The two verses are:

"Fantasies change reality. That is their purpose. They cannot do so in reality but they can do so in the mind that would have reality be different." T-17.1.1:9-10

One of the primary 7 values of Unitarian Universalism is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where does this search take us ultimately but into our own mind and awareness. If we are on the right track it gives us peace, and if we are on the wrong track anxiety. As the bumper says, "Don't believe everything you think."
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