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 the 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.