I have been waiting to meet you all of my life
“Love is how you become a person and why.”—John Green
Recent lessons in A Course in Miracles (today, I’m on Lesson 57) have been reviews, where I solidify my commitment to free my mind, to give up my old stories, to choose peace.
Basically, I’m learning to “be new,” to see others as new, to see new possibilities.
Byron Katie, who has been married to Stephen Mitchell for 30-plus years, says she gasps every morning when she first sees him, as if she’s seeing this “incredibly precious” person for the very first time. There’s no baggage. There’s no story. She sees him as “new.”
Today, I choose to spend more time seeing the new and less time imagining the past.
I choose to see myself as a powerful radio tower for joy, for love, for connection.
I choose to emit goodness, to spew beauty, to broadcast molecules of happiness.
I choose to approach every person I meet with the attitude of Byron Katie, “I have been waiting to meet you all of my life.”
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.