In so many of our prayers we say, “Thy will be done.”
But what does that really mean?
Our 12-step literature tells us that “my will and my life” refer to “my thoughts and my actions.”
So, when I say, “Thy Will be done,” I’m asking to align my thoughts with God‘s mind.
Today’s Course in Miracles lesson (45) states, “God is the mind with which I think.”
And it asks me to practice connecting with my Higher Power’s mind as the only source of my thinking.
In the suggested exercise, we look past the ego’s fearful, resentful, judging, selfish thoughts, and choose instead to tune into Universal Intelligence’s thoughts.
So, “doing God‘s will” is choosing to think God‘s thoughts, and to be still long enough to ask for those thoughts instead of our fearful mind’s inventions.
Simple, aye? WHAT DOES “THY WILL BE DONE” MEAN TO YOU??
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Gigi Langer has been sober 35 years, and holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. Formerly crowned the “Queen of Worry,” Gigi resigned her post many years ago and now lives happily in Florida with her husband, Peter and her cat Murphy.