Therefore, the only question that a seeker of truth really truly need ask him or her self is this:
Would I know conflict or peace? Would I be right or happy?
What I learned
It is funny to me now but all the time the Course talked about freedom I had no real idea what it meant. I didn’t understand how it was defining freedom. Freedom from what? Freedom to do what? I know what I want now. I want freedom from conflict and I want freedom to live in peace. I will get this freedom as I give up the absurd notion that I must be right.
I embrace the thought that I do not know anything. I deny the thought that I will somehow win if I am right and someone else is wrong. I happily relinquish the truly insane thought that I prefer what I made over what God created. I gladly accept that I was wrong about that. I happily, no giddily happily accept that I was wrong about that!
It’s been interesting, terribly dramatic, sometimes exciting and even fun. I have played in the sandbox long enough to know that I want to knock down all my castles and go home. And I do not feel guilty about it. Like a child at the beach being entertained by imaginative play, I had fun but it was just play and now I’m done. I decree it and it is so.
All quotes are used by kind permission of the Shanti Christo Foundation. To buy a copy of this profound book visit their website at www.shantichristo.com. I invite your thoughts and comments.