ACIM Lesson 258 Let me remember that my goal is God. His memory is hidden in our minds, obscured but by our pointless little goals which offer nothing, and do not exist.
MY GOAL IS GOD
Let me remember that my goal is God.
1. All that is needful is to train our minds to overlook all little senseless aims, and to remember that our goal is God. ²His memory is hidden in our minds, obscured but by our pointless little goals which offer nothing, and do not exist. ³Shall we continue to allow God’s grace to shine in unawareness, while the toys and trinkets of the world are sought instead? ⁴God is our only goal, our only Love. ⁵We have no aim but to remember Him.
2. Our goal is but to follow in the way that leads to You. ²We have no goal but this. ³What could we want but to remember You? ⁴What could we seek but our Identity?
When I remember the truth, that there is no world and I am not a body nor in a body; when I remember that this is just an ancient memory I placed before my eyes, I truly have no goal but God. We made the world to appear real, though, and I get pulled back into it and when that happens, I start to think that there are other things I want. I start to think there are other things I need.
The peace of God
This is when it helps me to remember that my only goal is the peace of God.
²The peace of God is everything I want. ³The peace of God is my one goal; the aim of all my living here, the end I seek, my purpose and my function and my life, while I abide where I am not at home.
I notice that the first sentence says it is everything I want, not just something I want, but everything. It seems that there are other things to want and it seems like I have to do something to get those things. I need food and shelter and there are calls to take and lessons to write about. But then I remember that this so-called life is just a memory. It is going to happen because it did happen. My job is to keep deciding what the lesson is and choosing to learn that lesson. These decisions determine if I will watch this show with interest and in peace, or if I will watch it in fear and unhappiness.
When I remember my one goal, I remain at peace no matter what is happening in the story of Myron. When I get distracted by the story and start thinking that I am Myron, I feel like she feels. Sometimes when that happens, I make a joke of it. Something that feels upsetting happens and I think, “Woah, where did that surge of adrenal come from? What is she up to now?” It makes me laugh and pulls me out of the story. With that detachment from what is happening in the life of Myron, I am able to see more clearly what belief caused the reaction and decide if I want to keep that belief. If not, I release it. There, job done. Peace of mind is restored.
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