“This difference, if you will allow it to come, will take away all worry, all thought about how you could be better, more, greater. If you still possess some things that you would consider character flaws or faults, forget about them now. In being they will be yours or they will not. You will be happy that you have these aspects of humanness or you will not and they will be gone. Do not expect the same unhappiness with yourself. You are fine. You are being. You are being fine. So be it.” (ACOL, E.21)
We have changed, and Jesus is saying that we are enough, just as we are. If we think that we are not perfect (and we aren’t), then we can just simply ask that we change. It will be done. Life is easier now; we don’t have to struggle so to give up old habits. Our new way of living is effortless, for we are living in the grace of the moment. Our movement toward Christ-consciousness has made all of this good thing happen. We are now living in the unity of One with our Maker, and in relationship with all others, our brothers and sisters who share this planet with us. We neither seek to be better or less than our brothers and sisters, and in this state of equality, much of our dissatisfaction with ourselves is gone.
We live well in this world that we are beginning to create anew. While the world may still be in a deplorable state for some time, we don’t have to do anything that exacerbate that state. Our way is simple: to live as children of God, beings, like Him, who love within a grand tradition. We live a mellow life, not allowing discontent to take over our days. And in the new way, we live with peace and harmony. We don’t do anything that is going to make the lives of our brothers and sisters any worse. We are good citizens of the world.
As this new year approaches, may we hear from You what needs to be changed. And then accept that change as being done for us. We are blessed by Your Love always and forever. We are walking a smooth walkway, and we are surefooted in the walk.
Show us what to do to improve, if improvement is needed. But I think we don’t need self-help manuals any longer. We have found.