“The world will not be saved by old minds with new programs. If it’s saved, it will be saved by new minds with no programs at all.” — Daniel Quinn
I’m an awful lot like the cartoon character, Inspector Gadget. Remember the bumbling inspector who, yes, always saved the day, but had no clue it was actually his niece, Penny, and his dog, Brain, who did all the work?
Gadget got the credit even though it was his trusty compadres working behind the scenes that always thwarted the “bad guys.”
Despite what I think, I’m not really manning the dials.
Everything’s being arranged and taken care of by a friendly Universe that’s more immense and beautiful than anything my limited five senses can conceive. And the more I relinquish control, the more I surrender to the Dude, the more goodness I experience.
My brain, after all, is what Aldous Huxley called a “reducing valve.” It filters down to a trickle the overwhelming flood of information that’s coming at it. The trickle I perceive, like algorithms, merely matches what I’ve been “searching for.”
Making plans to fix this or do that really isn’t necessary. It’s counterproductive and, like Inspector Gadget and his best-laid plans, it doesn’t really work.
So instead, I rest peacefully, trusting that, behind the scenes, something a whole lot bigger than me is working everything out.
Tomorrow, I’m heading back to Ajijic and the Namaste community that I so love. I’ll be working on the new book, a new website and, of course, I’ll be in touch with ever more miracles.
In the meantime, I leave you with this beautiful video from the amazingly awesome Service Space. #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)