Note: Today’s posting is an excerpt, with prompting quotation added, to my book, Being Who You Are: Pondering A Course of Love, 265 pages. The book is available on Amazon for $7.95 (print) and $5.99 (ebook). Five out of five stars for all reviews.
“While your mind did not accept the truth of your identity or the reality of love without fear, it existed in a reality of fear and judgment, and bound heart and body to this reality. Your heart has now heard the appeal of this Course and worked with your mind to bring about this acceptance of the truth, a truth your heart has always known but has been unable to free you to accept without the mind’s cooperation.” (A Course of Love, T4:7.5)
This quotation explains the concept of wholeheartedness, that we need to join mind to heart, not letting either take the ascendancy alone. In wholeheartedness, we give up fear, not with a whimper, but with a joyful shout. We are free at last! Fear and judgment go together, and both are anathema to reaching Christ-consciousness. Our heart has always known truths that our mind rejected because of our intellectualism. Basically, we didn’t want to be superstitious. We feared that believing in God was intellectually suspect.
Our heart doesn’t have such misgivings. Our heart knows that there is a Something—or Someone—More. And when we listen to our hearts, we are happier. Would you not take happiness, any day, over intellectual skepticism that locks us in despair?