“Once the thought pattern of concern arises, you make that concern real, which then encompasses the entire space of your mind and heart, and thereby you lose peace.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:I
When we dwell on a feeling, we make it real to us. If we dwell on antagonism to our brother or sister, we make it real, and thus harder to overlook. This is an idea from A Course in Miracles. Likewise, with concerns or worries. When we focus upon them, they grow in our mind and even our heart. The concern overturns more positive thoughts, and then we really are in trouble.
When the bad feeling mushrooms, it encompasses, as this quotation says, the “entire space of. . .mind and heart.” This takes away our peace, and inner peace is one of the greatest attributes we might aspire to have. Inner peace goes hand-in-hand with a loving heart. Inner peace gives us a world that is all-encompassing in its goodness.
We see what we want to see, because we invent our world (as ACIM says). If we want trouble, we will see it, though we may not be aware that we “want” it. Focus is everything, for the law of attraction is in operation. What we focus upon becomes true for us, even if it is not objectively “true.”
Let the mind and heart swell with inner peace today.
Do not dwell on worries or concerns, making them an obsession. If we give up worries/concerns, we will walk throughout this world with a serenity that has eluded us until now.
“Start enjoying the journey of life.” COL bk.2, 8:IV
Yes! It doesn’t make any sense to make ourselves miserable, even when times are tough, and tough times come to all of us. The journey of life is meant to be a healing adventure in which subconscious, fearful thoughts give way to love. When we open up to love in our lives, we know all the difference. And we start to enjoy what we are experiencing. What a difference this makes!
We can start right away. There is no need to wait for a rainbow to appear in our lives. We can offer our thanks for the many blessings that we have, and the act of doing so will enhance our experience. Just saying the words throughout the day will actually make the blessings grow. We will see all manner of things, good things, that we have overlooked before.
Ask to enjoy our lives. We may have many lives, but we experience each one only in the Now. And if we rue the Now, we rue our lives. Negativity also kicks in, and with it the law of attraction, which says that what we focus upon grows. We can get ourselves going downward in spiral of lamentable happenings. This we don’t want.
So the advice to “enjoy” our journey is solidly based in a law of the universe. God’s law. And it behooves us to take heed and do what we can to lift our spirits on a constant basis.
Turn any fretting over to God. He is much better equipped to handle it than we are! And He is not burdened by the fretting, as we are. He will take our current state of mind and heart and lift them to new heights.
Just enjoy the scenery on our journey through life.