“The closing pages of A Course of Love instructed you to think no more. A break in time was needed for you to disengage the ego-mind that produced the type of thinking that needs to come to an end. This ending is but a beginning in truth and has led you to readiness to learn the art of thought. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought, 2.1)”
Affirmation: “May I remember that thinking is not always required.”
1 – Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now; A New Earth), an enlightened current-day teacher, tells us that his own thinking processes are much reduced in number. We ourselves usually have such busy minds, busy minds that match our busy bodies. But we would not have it so.
2 – Break in Reading ACOL
A break is recommended between reading A Course of Love, the original volume, and the remaining two volumes in the trilogy. The Treatises are the second volume, and to be read next, after the break. Here we learn the reason for the break. We needed to teach the ego that it was not in charge any longer. And the ego has been bent on its kind of learning. We are now to learn to think a new way, because that is what this treatise is about.
3 – Observation
We are beginning something very new. The art of thought is basically observation without engaging the thinking mind and its egotistical bent. We have in truth left the ego behind by now, but we may not fully comprehend what this means. The Treatise on the Art of Thought will tell us.
May I truly leave the ego behind in the days and weeks ahead, as I study the art of thought as described by Jesus. I would not be buffeted about by fate, succumbing to times of depression brought on by an egoic thrust toward ecstasy. The ego always knows highs and lows, and I would have my right mind seek drama no more. Drama is not necessary, and the sooner that all of me recognizes this, the better off I will be.
Be with my brothers and sisters today. May I respond in a compassionate way to real need, though I would not take on obligations that do not belong to me. May I love with my whole heart, but in no way seek love from another who is unwilling to offer it. May the blessings of this earth be bestowed on others whom I know, and may these blessings also come to me.