“May I waste my heart on fear no longer.”—John O’Donohue
Ask anyone. It’s our eyes that enable us to see.
A Course in Miracles begs to differ. It tells me that what I see is a choice. The visual details received and processed by my eyes are a direct result of my thoughts and beliefs.
ACIM Lesson 34 is “I could see peace instead of this.”
My perception of the world, it tells me, comes from my mind.
And while I’d never dream of walking into a department store, picking out the ugliest dress and taking it to counter, I have to wonder why I sometimes pick the ugliest thought and not only carry it to the counter, but put it on (complete with matching shoes) and “wear it” for hours at a time.
My thoughts are like a stream—they just keep on floating by. I’m the only one who can pick which ones to collect in my bucket. Today, I think I’ll let them keep floating and choose to have an extraordinarily epic day instead.
Have the best Saturday of your lives, my friends!
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.