My previous relationship was very hard on me and I don’t know why I chose it and continued to choose it. I guess I was lucky to get out of it in the end when I did, as many stay in toxic relationships for many years or decades, for a lifetime or even lifetimes. There […]
The first line in ‘A Course in Miracles’ reads, “Every decision I make is a choice between a grievance and a miracle.”
What can we learn from this and how can we apply it to our lives?
One area I personally experience difficulty is when I feel “judged” by others unfavorably. I think many people feel an innate need for peaceful relationships and hostility can be very confronting. We have evolved as interdependent societies and communities based on sharing. That’s why co-operation is so important, and we have a basic need for acceptance. How our peers view us could literally make the difference between life and death.
In a challenging environment, how would I be able to choose the miracle? Let me explore further.
What if I changed my perception and became more certain of myself and accepted myself as an entirety. I am not perfect yet my essence is good. My intention is love. Where I see imperfections in myself, I am judgmental – sometimes relentlessly so. Is it a surprise that others would judge me too? Is it not human to be judging, discerning.
“Once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.” — James Blanchard
The external subconsciously picks up on what we put out – the natural system has to follow the implicit order that what is reflected outside mirrors what is inside of us.
Perhaps if I face my shadow and accept myself in my entirety – warts and all – without shame or guilt – then I would be liberated, if liberation is what I seek?
The biggest commitment we can make is to value ourselves. I let go of grievances.
I choose the miracle!
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