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Just push the damn button

“I can’t just sit here vibrating with my own joy— I have to write about it, I have to share it.”— David Mason

So I have this car. It’s a Prius. Dead frog green, as my daughter has nicknamed its hue.

Among PUSH-TO-STARTButton-2the many things I ADORE about my car is that it has a button about the size of a quarter. I push it and voila! it comes to life. I move another little lever and it takes me wherever I want to go.

I have absolutely NO IDEA how that happens. I’ve heard there are things like transmissions, axels, motors.

But how it actually works? Like Alicia Silverstone’s movie, I’m completely and utterly clueless.

And that’s okay with me.

It’s also my position when it comes to A Course in Miracles. I notice my little pea brain wanting to understand how the transformation works. I want to ask, but why? But how? What exactly does ACIM 217 mean when it says it can be but my gratitude I earn?

I’m still not exactly sure. All I know is that once I started pushing the button (turning my issues over to JC and the Holy S), my life started going where I wanted it to go. I quit breaking down on the side of the roads. I stopped running out of gas.

I’m abundantly grateful I don’t have to read every little detail of the manual or understand a drive train. Or really do anything but push the damn button. I love that it’s not up to me.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

20 Responses

  1. I’ve never seen a dead frog so I’ll have to take her word on the color. 😉 I love seeing those new cars go by that make no noise so you don’t even know if they are running. Just push the button? I went out and got the easy button but don’t think one of these is going to drop in my lap right now but I’m very grateful for my beast that’s paid for and hauls lots of people and supplies. Gratitude is the key, right. I figure the hard working luxury beast will last as long as I can drive. 😉 It knows it’s way to Home Depot and back so we are all good. I just push the key and turn and everything goes. But a little Prius would be so spoiling. 😉

  2. Love this especially since I also have a Prius! You always help me understand each days lesson. Sometimes after I read the daily lesson I am left with “huh?”, until I read your blog. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  3. I love this so much! As the course says, my understanding is not a meaningful contribution to the truth. It’s one of my absolute favorite parts of ACIM how the Truth gives meaning to the ideas and will show me what is true. It’s so freeing. Thank you for sharing <3

  4. I just love your metaphorical mind Pam! Your use of the everyday to explain what’s “out of this world” just makes it so much easier to understand, relate to and to use. So thanks 🙏 I’ve got my button pushing finger ready to get me going in the right direction today 😊 Here’s to a great trip for all our fellow travellers 👍🏻💜🦋

  5. Also needed this today! Mostly because I just had to put $2,000 into a ’95 Jeep to keep it running and can’t even afford the tags now, which are another $100. They quoted me $500 for a trade in today. HA! Stuff like this just does not end when you are poor in this world. BUT, and that’s a big BUT, I keep reminding myself that this is just a hologram, and I will get through it, somehow. ALWAYS have!! NO buttons on my car, but I can push the button that helps me realize that poverty is not forever! Love you, Pam!

  6. I started reading the course this year finally through your books and because of your lighthearted take on the course. The book was on my shelf since the 90s’ I believe.
    Seeing the slow, but undeniable transformation has been pretty magical..immense gratitude and willingness💖

  7. It’s all about letting go! Surrender
    Relax. Trust. And thanks for giving us permission to not have to read every word of the text!! Much love and gratitude 💕

  8. Am grateful to have learned trust and faith in all things from teachings of Shakti and Marianne some almost 40 years ago…..your gift of story reignites their teachings for me. Thank you!

  9. Loved our Prius. It was flooded in Hurricane Irma and we will get another one when the time is right. “I want to ask, but why? But how”….oh yes, July 31, I was trying to figure out what was going on when our plane broke down In Charlotte, NC. and I had to stay in a hotel room for the night. But it was all for my advantage…in fact, I was wondering if I broke the plane so that all the miracles could happen as they did so that I had a marvelous trip in Italy.

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