“It is absolutely essential that you understand completely that behavior is erratic until a firm commitment to one or the other is made. Yet a firm commitment to darkness or nothingness is impossible. Nobody has ever lived who has not experienced some light and some of everything. This has made everybody genuinely unable to deny truth totally, even if he deceives himself in this connection most of the time. That is why those who live largely in darkness and emptiness never find any lasting solace.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-3.IV.2:1-5)
When we feel reverence in our daily life, we are sensing reality. And this reverent feeling is Light. When we don’t invite Light consistently, we are erratic in our behavior. When we fall into egoic thinking, we are erratic, for this is darkness. While darkness cannot be experienced totally, it can be experienced just enough to unsettle us. This we do not want.
We have lived a very secular life in this world, in this culture. We do not have to find God in religiosity, but we do need to find a reverence for life that will allow us to experience the best. And the best is a sense of loving ourselves, all created beings, nature, and, of course, God Himself/Herself. This reverent attitude will give us peace. It will swell our hearts in gratitude for the beauty of the world in which we reside. It will warm us, soothe us, comfort us. Reverence works.
We do not have solace in darkness, and everything of the ego is dark. Ask today that we might drop egoic orientation and walk into the sunlight of God’s creation.