“Today is your day to sing wild songs of adventure, to soar your spirit and unfurl your joy.”–Jonathan Lockwood Huie
When my daughter and I go shopping, we have an unspoken policy if we happen to get separated. She knows that sooner or later, as sure as dandelions in the spring, she can find me in the bargain section, rifling through the sales rack.
This is a good metaphor for ACIM Lesson 226. Instead of claiming the new and exciting, we tend to go back to the same old sales rack.
Every day, when we get up, we have a brand new chance. Opportunities we haven’t even imagined are available. There are new adventures, new ideas, new ways of seeing the people in our lives.
But most of us choose to rinse and repeat the day before. We hit the alarm clock with the same finger, trudge to the bathroom with the same old tired shuffle, look at ourselves in the mirror with the same old worn out expectations.
In other words, our neural pathways keep firing on the same ole, same ole worn out routes.
The Course in Miracles introduces us to a brand new way of experiencing the world. There is no value, it says, in staying the same.
Today, we are encouraged to give up our puny goals, the ones we continue to expect again and again. Why go back to the sales rack?
Today, we ask for the new and exciting.
I’m ready. You in?
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.