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A tale of two perceptions

“The ego seems to want us all to have big buts.”—James Twyman


A Course in Miracles has lots and lots and lots of pages, but it sorta boils down to this:

At every moment, I either perceive the world from love or from my ego.

The ego is the pernicious voice in my head that I often refer to as the ass hat. It typically pipes up with some version of “Eeks! Fix this! Run!”

It usually goes something like this: “This is a mistake. Don’t even try. It’s too hard, too risky, too much work.”

Love, on the other hand, says things like: You are more than enough. (And so is everybody else) You have an important role to fulfill. (And so does everybody else.) Your mere presence is enough to change the world.

ACIM Lesson 86 is all about making the choice. Which voice has the floor?

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.

8 Responses

  1. You have such a knack for distilling everything down to what I can really use, Pam. A thousand times thank you!

  2. Pam- yesterday I wore a great shirt my daughter gave me to wear while I am in stroke recovery. It reads: ” I am freakin’ Awsome”! Seems to say it all! Thank You for the post today. It really spoke to my ( all of our ) “Awesomeness”.

  3. Love the quote! Love the song! Love what you say about love! Love you! 😁 Thankyou Pam so much 💖🌸

  4. I need to memorize James Twyman’s quote. My buts are big too. Huge in fact. I like what love says better than the ego says. This is a good lesson. Thank you.

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