“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well.”–Voltaire
Happy Thursday, my brilliant beauties.
A series called False Positive (I haven’t watched it, don’t even know what it’s about) recently debuted on Hulu.
But the title got me thinking how often we invest in the opposite: false negatives.
All things we judge as “negative” are false. For that matter, all things we judge period — be it negative or positive — are false. Or rather non-existent. They’re nothing but false simulations that our crafty brains devise to keep us from experiencing the astonishing now.
What can I say? The brain likes order and consequently fill in empty spaces with its own interpretations, all of which reflect beliefs from the past, beliefs that no longer exist.
I was going through some of Taz’s art journals (the girl was prolific and profound) and found this wonderful piece of art. I was startled by how relevant it is for the book I’m currently writing.
Yes, I’m finally writing a new book.
I love that I continue to surf in the incredible waves Taz left for me in this particular time-space incarnation.
The girl’s thoughts (in the bubble) are all false negatives. If only I was smarter, more interesting, etc. These are the ego’s thoughts that keep us so garbled up in distress that we miss the truth, the light, the love. But the more pronounced words “if only…I was free” are what’s real, what’s true, what’s our inheritance.
I’ve also been thinking about how we so often ask the wrong questions. We inquire about data. How much did your newborn weigh, how long was he, as one example. We could be asking “Tell me what it was like for your miraculous body to grow this new being, nurture it and then release it into this world?” Instead of focusing on data (how long? How big? How____?– substitute any piece of irrelevant data), we could be asking, “What profundities have you discovered? What mischief have you perpetuated? What is your biggest grandest vision for our planet?”
So, my friends, on this clear, beautiful Thursday, I leave you with those exact queries and I hope you’ll take a moment to answer in the comments section below.
Love, always love. #222 Forever
Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)