“I know that this sounds simplistic for you, but the way is easy and without effort. Complexity is born of the world, and not from the Mind of God. Therefore, continue well in that practice, and allow it to be the foundation from which the soil is prepared—the roots of fear are loosened—even in ways that you cannot comprehend with the thinking mind. For the roots of fear are not merely ideas. They are the effects of ideas. They have been allowed to penetrate deep into the unconscious.” (“The Way of the Heart,” WOM, Lesson 12, Page 143)
The Way of Mastery speaks often of how polluted our unconscious mind has become. Our unconscious mind cries how for healing, and healing is on its way as soon as we make a nod in that direction.
We don’t have to “do” anything. Doing will make for a busy mind, which is the reverse of what we seek. The enlightened mind is quiet, thoughts slow down. If we are to be comfortable with this new state of affairs, we need to begin somewhere. We need to prepare the garden of our mind to welcome quietness. In fact, A Course in Miracles says that a perfectly calm and quiet mind is where we are all heading. Perhaps we don’t want that now, but that is because too much busyness has clouded our minds from what is the real good.
A friend once questioned “perfectly calm and quiet.” She was quite a busy person, in work and in personal life. She was so used to rushing around that we thought boredom would be her lot in life if she slowed down.
A quiet mind does take some getting used to. But its advantages are many, and as we open to this healing, we will wonder why we used to run hither and yon all day long. We will think that this rushing is an insane way to live. And indeed it is.
Give calm and quiet a chance. Let go of the stress that rushing about engenders. Be willing to know that there is a better way to live.