Today I’m sharing a reading from A Course in Miracles. I’ve been reading this book for the past few months, and it is full of so many gems! Watch the video, or keep reading…
Nothing outside yourself can save you. Nothing outside yourself can give you peace. This also means that nothing outside yourself can hurt you or disturb your peace or upset you in any way -A Course in Miracles
How often do we move through life looking for things outside of ourselves to make us happy? Or, to give us peace. Looking for things to make us feel fulfilled, content and even joyful!
But, when we realize that nothing and no one outside of ourselves can give us that sense of happiness and peace. Well, that also means that no one can make us upset or disturb our peace of mind. This means that we are in charge of our own emotional state! So, here’s the thing, if peace and happiness are not found outside, well then, where is it? This is the question I want to answer!
So, here it goes…
It's within each of us.
There, I said it! And, man, is that empowering! I know, you must be asking, “So, you’re telling me peace and happiness is already inside me? But, why haven’t I been able to find it?”
It’s not your fault, dear. Years of conditioned patterns have made it hard to see the light that’s inside. And so, we need to start to see these layers and patterns, and then let them go. This is where our practices help tremendously!
See, yoga talks about the mind like a mirror, or sometimes a lake. I’m gonna start with the mirror example. So, yoga talks about our mind being like a mirror and it gets clouded over. And so, when we look at a cloudy mirror, we see a super cloudy image, right? That doesn’t mean that we are super cloudy, it just means we need to clean the mirror! And so, yoga shows us exactly how to clean the mirror. Physical practice, breathwork, meditation, studying spiritual texts. These are the Windex to our minds!
The other common example that yoga uses is about the mind being like a lake. And so, when the lake is all stirred up, it looks muddy. When we look at our reflection in the muddy water, it looks weird. But, if we let the water settle. If we stop throwing rocks in the water, and let it be. Well, then all the mud settles on the bottom, right? And, the water we are looking at is so clear we can drink it! Well, now how does our reflection look? Pretty hot, if I do say so myself!
You get it?
So, its normal that even though love, peace, and happiness are within us, its hard to see. We gotta do the work. Its not glorious. Sometimes its not even all that pretty. But, man, when you start to see that light inside you, it’s the most beautiful, magical thing in the world.
So, what do you say?
Are you ready to do the work and find your happy place?
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