In a world of separate bodies going their separate ways, the self-centered point of view, aka ego, has its own plans for happiness.
Attached to personhood, residing in the body, life seems to be “the story of me”. Being, our true shared identity, is unrecognized while our time-bound existence consumes all of our attention. From this personal perspective, perfecting our story is what life is all about.
You can shift out of this self-centered perspective by recognizing your shared purpose with everyone you meet. This is the special means the Course is giving you for breaking out of the imprisonment of your specialness.
One purpose unites you with everyone in this world. This is your ticket to get on board the happiness train.
Do you understand that you can not have separate interests and true happiness? They are mutually exclusive.
Your function is to recognize that you have the same shared interest with everyone, without exception. “The “me”, “my”, “mine” perspective will be undone in the process, releasing the mind to look beyond the superficial distinctions that seem to separate us to what joins us and makes us the same.
What are your words for that?
For the interest(s) you know that everyone will join you in?
For me it is everybody wants to be happy.
Everyone wants the end of suffering.
Please let me know what yours are?
What are your words, dear reader, for the interest you know everyone shares with you?
Now, while we are in this world this is our ticket to happiness. It will take you to the gates of Heaven.
Lesson 100 of A Course in Miracles tells us that God’s Will for us is perfect happiness and asks us, why we would choose to go against His Will?
Here is what I am convinced of:
The very moment I accept God’s will for happiness, I see that I have asked for and received for everyone because I have recognized our interests are shared. This is the happiness we are talking about. It’s not personal. It’s shared.
My smile doesn’t belong to me anymore. It is not a smile possessed by anyone. It is the smile of Oneness recognizing Happiness.
The acceptance of Oneness beyond all appearances is my cause for joy…..and yours! It says that nothing has happened in the dream of separation that has interfered with the reality of Love. This happiness extends to all minds like a rising tide that raises all ships. It gives the unequivocal message that the One Self is guiltless.
Sadness is a sign you have chosen to believe that harm has been done and somebody must be to blame. It says you have chosen the ego’s plan over God’s.
No problem! Just a mistake!