“I always wanted to be part of a small revolution.”—Quote from The Post
A Course in Miracles is like anything. You make it into whatever you want it to be. My guiding philosophy is that unless something is fun, it’s not sustainable.
So you can be bothered by the language. In lesson 14, for example, (God did not create a meaningless world), we delve into that controversial G-word.
Or you can make it fun. You can appreciate it for the rebellious and revolutionary program that it is. You can notice the part about ditching your own personal house of horrors, the line about moving towards perfect peace.
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappo’s, is the poster boy for making perceived un-fun things fun. In fact, he walked away from the first company he built (he was 27 and it was worth $265 million) because it just wasn’t making him happy.
Zappo’s (which does make him happy) is built on weirdness, creativity, being adventurous and doing whatever it takes to give love. In corporate speak, love=customer service, but, take it from me, it’s love, pure and simple.
Like the Course, Tony eschews perfection (“jump in fast, make mistakes, it’s all okay”) and old paradigms. On a dare, he named his venture capital firm Venture Frogs (who does that?) and every day, he does something outside the business norm–like dye his hair red or wear a mohawk.
He lives in an Airstream, spends most of his non-working time outdoors (says he has the world’s largest front porch) and knows without a doubt, that if it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing.
So if a guy who doesn’t even like shoes (he says he owns three pairs) can turn a billion dollars online shoe company into a rockin’ good time (a tour of their Las Vegas headquarters is better than a self-help seminar), I’m thinking we can transform this wordy blue book into weird, boisterous, meaningful fun.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.
Me! Me! Me!!!
Do. Re. Mi.
You’d be the one to write that different blue book. I’m not the first to suggest it either. I once had a friend tell me that if I heard basically the same thing from two or more people whom I knew didn’t speak to each other I should listen, it was God/the Universe talking to me.
Very wise advice from your friend. It does keep coming up a lot.
Im game with your method. I cant look at it otherwise.
I know. Why would anyone choose to do anything but in the most fun way possible? Makes no sense.
Oh yeah, I”m all in. I’m there. I’m moving. I’m all about fun. Learning that also.
The good thing is the fun and joy is our natural state. The other is just a ruse we invented.
Yes, yes, yes to FUN! And I agree with the folks who are suggesting YOU can be the one to “transform this wordy blue book into weird, boisterous, meaningful fun.” 💥💓💥
We’ll see. I’m just doing the Universe’s bidding.
I love you ❤️ Thank you for the time it takes to write these daily! My favorite quote of my husband’s is If you aren’t enjoying yourself, you’re doing it wrong!
I’m a lucky girl!
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We’re all such lucky girls. And guys, of course.
OMG! The Universe was listening! I just told my friend this AM follow the fun and don’t worry about where it has to go. If it’s fun its right. And then this pops up! Thank you!!!
I think the universe has enlisted me to convince people that having fun is our purpose.
Oh yes I agree Pam! And what a fabulous job you’re doing! (And by the way, in answer to your question, I am! In, that is!😁👍🏻) Thankyou for sharing your joy and light with us. It’s making it so much easier for me to see my own light, and to experience more joy. ⭐️🎈💜
So – HOW do we do it exactly???!!!
Quit thinking is usually a good start for me.
I SIMPLY FLAT OUT LOVE YOU!!! Thank you for making the Course in Miracles SO FUN–as well as engaging and transformative–and I am following everything you say. What you’re doing matters SO much–and I’m opening my own illuminating doors because I’m paying attention to where you’re pointing and following my own Guidance to where it leads me. Thank you with all of my heart!
Meanwhile, telling you this has been percolating for awhile–you know those things you think you’ll get to and then don’t? Today it simply feels so FUN to reach out and give you a GREAT BIG HUG across the miles and kiss you on your cheek (as I remember my Nana doing to me when I was being particularly delightful for as a child… I remember the hug & the cheek kiss as meaning that it was so exceptionally fabulous for the both of us that there simply were no words…THAT’s what I’m sending YOU!)
ROCK ON, Sister–and know how much you are are loved.
Thanks for the big hug. And thanks to Nana, too! Hugs right back!
I’m in for FUN!
As Kurt Vonnegutt was known to say, “We’re here to fart around. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”
This lesson, #14, seems crazy to me: what I know to be true does not exist. Any insights, anyone?
It’s complicated, as they say. Luckily, we don’t need to understand it at this point. We just need to do it. Let the universe do the heavy lifting. When we change inside, the outside (the temporary hologram that we cling so tightly to as fact) changes, too.
Thank you, Pam. And many thanks for your very enjoyable blogs!
Me! Thank you! Loving this!
And the games begin!
As someone posted early, “Yea, baby!”
IAM ALL IN. Make it FUNN!!!
Life can’t help but be fun except when we start measuring it, judging it, analyzing it. Joy, believe it or not, is our natural state.
Yes! Thank you so much for doing these daily blogs. Hopefully you are having enough fun that you continue throughout the year. It’s great to have a more positive view of that blue book.
That blue book! Boy, I’ve heard that before. The book’s not important. It’s the erasing of old stories.
Im a 100% in!!!!
;-))) <—— GAME, HERE!!!
In my book, Thank & Grow Rich, I call them party games. Who wants to do exercises?
Yes! Definitely! 🤗
Okay Pam, I’m game. Let me make some more fun out of this insane madness that seems to have this entire country within its grip..
I can’t tell you what a relief it is to know that it’s all a big illusion. And our job, as far as I’m concerned, is to create a way of being that’s SO MUCH BETTER that the old crazy madness becomes obsolete.
Hooray for fun, miracles, and JOY!
Hooray for Durango and cool snowmen.
With you all the way – don’t know how far flung us “Grouters” ??? “Pamites” ??? “E-Squarders”??? Are but everyday I am greatful for the technology that brings us together
Technology is amazing when used for love, only love.
I’m game!! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for rolling the dice!
I am al in Pam! Been lurking on your site for a while and now am ready!!!
Lurk away, my friend. But so glad you chimed in. We’re all in this together.
I am loving this blog!!! Keep it comin’ Pam!!!
Thanks! Nobody’s going to stop this big wave of love we’re creating.
I decided in December to start ACIM again in 2018…and giggled at the serendipity when I read you were doing the same. How fun and funky and different it already is this time around. Thank you for your unique perspective and sharing daily. And thank you for bringing us all together here. Cheers to Fun, Fearlessness and Love 💕
Cheers indeed. To F.F. and L.
Yes, of course I’m in! I had started to re-read Thank & Grow Rich because I wasn’t laughing with what I was hearing about The Blue Book. Pam I love you!…..
Laughing is a high spiritual calling and the only way to fly. Thanks, my friend, now in SC
Love your ACIM posts. I wasn’t gonna do the lessons this year and with your awesome sense of humor I am glad I am. So grateful.
So grateful to all of you!!!
I’ve so been enjoying these posts and the little taste of ACIM.
Weird and fun, count me in. That’s a revolution I want to be part of.
Weird, fun revolutions–the only kind.
Ooo I’m up for it!
I turned 50 Dec last and this year fun is THE to do list!
You’ve reminded me of that… it hasn’t been my forte and I’m on an expedition to find it everywhere!
I’m definitely in 🤗
and cheers for the nudge in the right direction for me!
Fun it is! Woot-woot!
I’M GAME!!! FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN!
FUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUN….not a bad broken record.
You are very good at this. It’s deeply appreciated.
Haha the previous comment was what I was going to say.
I’m very much enjoying your perspective, and the fun, radical approach, and all the ideas you are sharing with us. Thank you Pam, I’m on board.
I love the fact that we are in control of interpreting circumstances, readings etc. We are responsible for our own fun. You have a magnificent way with words Pam! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, KK
just wanted to say how much I love your posts, your energy and you!!
..one thing though, I can’t seem to raise your apps on itunes store local or USA, they say items are currently unavailable, I hate to be missing out like that 😛
But seriously, much joyous jollification to you and yours and thank you for your continued attention to reminding us of this miracle of life we do 🌞
In quiet but salubrious anticipation..
Yours grinningly André 🙏
aka boojum 😎
When I tried the course in miracles it was too heavy but your perspective on lightness and fun is fabulous! Thanks for sharing in a new light! ⭕️❌😍
I dare you to re-interpret ACIM in your own fun style and language. Take the daily lessons and go wild. Blog about it, take lots of photos, tell everyone you meet what you’re doing. Double Dog Dare Ya!!
I love it! I have definitely been bringing more laughter intio my life recently, starting the new year off afresh and loving every minute of it. I even wrote a chapter in my forthcoming book about it! More laughter, more singing, more dancing, more loving, that’s me!! Thanks for the inspiration! Kxx
My hand is up, I am all in.
Yes! YES! YEESSS!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you so much for these daily posts, Pam! You have inspired me to do the Course again, so I am reading each lesson right along with you daily. Thank you!
I am. I so want to make this journey so much fun that I can’t resist moving forward.
Pam, you rock!
I am!! Thumbs up!!
Pam. Yes. I’m in.
Fun and happiness IS our default setting. Let’s honor that. Thank you. Loving all your posts on ACIM.
I m game!!🎉🎉