“Being always what you are means not to disconnect from anything that happens within yourself.” COL bk.2, 19:I
We don’t need to judge ourselves harshly when thoughts arise from the depths, where all is peace. This is what is actually happening “within” ourselves. We do need to turn aside from negativity, analyzing our conflicts, getting ourselves overwrought by frightening ourselves with our own thoughts. Much of these last attitudes are either the ego or egoic patterns that have not yet left us.
But the ego will leave when we invite his demise, and the egoic patterns will also, eventually, cease. We must have patience with ourselves. We didn’t get all tangled up in an instant, and it will take more than an instant to start out on a better pathway.
When we look within, we see an equanimity that stands us in good stead regardless of what is happening external to ourselves. Or what we perceive as happening outside ourselves. Actually, A Course in Miracles says that projection makes perception, and so we are still projecting our outside world, what we are experiencing. When we don’t like what we see, we need simply to delve more deeply within our mind and heart, to the calm center of our being. This allows us to be who we really are.
Turn inward for a while today, connecting with our inner being. We may not yet be able to sustain this stable look at our real Self, but we can form new habits that will allow us to live as this real Self.
And then we are home free. Safe in the arms of God.