“Observe how the thought pattern of worry blocks access to peace, and therefore to your true self.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:I
Our “true self” does not worry. This is the Christ-Self described so well in A Course of Love. If we are prone to worry, let’s decide today to give up negative obsessions. Our lives will be so much better. We do have the power to effect this.
All of us long for peace in this world, even when we are not aware of what we are longing for. A Course in Miracles says that our future is to be “perfectly calm and quiet” all the time. This may seem a bit extreme, but it is a good metaphor for the meek who will inherit the earth. Meekness is not passivity, though, something we would all be wise to come to understand.
If we want peace, we are learning that we must drop worry from our habitual frame of mind. Let the heart speak to us, for the heart knows how to love, and when we love rightly, we depend on our faith in God to evict worry from our mind. Doing this can be as easy as dismissing worry thoughts, one right after the other, when they occur to us. Substitute thoughts of love, loving thoughts, and the worry will have no place to occupy. It is always best to substitute another thought, lest our attempt to dismiss thoughts is akin to ignoring an elephant in the room. Not possible.
We want access to our true self. It behooves us to take steps in that direction, especially when we are tempted to turn aside from our true self. Worry is a form of fear, and we know that love cancels fear.
Let’s let love do its work today.