“All of us, at one time or other, feel a strong desire
for ‘peace instead of this’ as explained in
A Course in Miracles.
It is our futility that brings us face to face with reality.
Oh, we may ask for peace, but will we pay the price? Remember what Blaise Pascal said:
‘All of a man’s problems come from not being able to stay alone in a room by himself.’
We are addicts—all of us! I can tell you your addiction by what you do when you are alone, even for one minute. When people these days have to wait for a minute, they pick up the cell phone and make a call to fill the ‘air time.’ Many rush to a bottle, a cigarette or a drug. Others make jokes to get appreciation and favorable response. Others play on Facebook or Twitter. Few remain still and breathe in the peacefulness that stillness offers.
Yes, I know what people are thinking when I say this: ‘If you expect me to stand around doing nothing, this teaching isn’t for me.’
No, dear friend, my life is very full, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to be quiet and feel the serenity, the energy of love surrounding me. What I have done successfully through my life has been to prioritize my values. I make a keen effort to be certain that my motives reflect love and that my activities are based upon my highest sense of spiritual thought, not my need to be thought of as right. I choose a path based upon ‘walking my talk.’
The heart of any successful program is its integrity.
Your life is about your priorities, and if you value that which changes, dies, harms, or destroys above love-based ideals, you will always be poor, disappointed and frustrated. Gossip, criticism, judgmentalism, censure, ridicule, blame, complaint, worry, fear, and guilt, etc. are sure paths away from enlightenment, prosperity and peace.
Judgmentalism is your prison and your agenda is your death sentence.
Agendas bring failure consistently. The need to be in control guarantees failure. Sacred intentions bring the results you seek. We benefit greatly from a willingness to learn a new way of thinking that produces miracles, rather than reverting to fear and failure.”