“Your heart has a different scope, a different view. It is the view from within the embrace, the view from love’s angle. It is the view of the dying who realize nothing matters but love. This realization is not one of sentiment, regrets, or wishful thinking. It is the view from the embrace, the return to one heartbeat, the return to what is known. This knowing you might call wisdom and think of as an attainable ideal of thought. Yet it is not about thought at all, but is beyond thought. It is not wisdom but the truth. The truth is that which exists. The false is illusion. Love is all that matters because love is all that is.” (ACOL, C:20.48)
This quotation is a good example of just how comforting A Course of Love can be to any interested person reading it. We are in the embrace, in the one heartbeat of the universe, in Jesus’s bosom. We need only focus on love (that often maligned term). Lest we think that “love” is too easy an answer, let us realize how often we let our “to do” list get in the way of taking care of ourselves and other people, relaxing in God’s care, being at one with all.
We can easily imagine that when our time on earth comes to an end, we won’t care about anything but the love we have given and received (given and received, something that really means the same for we are all One). Let us jump ahead to our end, and then find our way back with new knowledge. Let us realize now that true reality means nothing more—nothing more and nothing less.
The view from love’s angle will hold us in good stead throughout all the days of our lives. Let us decide today that love is all we want. Love and nothing more. The “more” will come to us in Jesus’s embrace, but we don’t have to wear ourselves out trying to make things happen. We are protected and cared for. If nobody on earth understands us, we know that God does.
I am barreling ahead of myself today over my “to do” list. How often have I miscued by doing this? Let me rest in Your love, in Jesus’s embrace. We don’t have to struggle and press; the good comes to us when we have our priorities in order. Help me to put my priorities in order today.