Wednesday, October 5, 2016
From A Course In Miracles
The pursuit of specialness is always at the cost of peace.
You are not special. If you think you are, and would defend your specialness against the truth of what you really are, how can you know the truth?
Specialness always makes comparisons. It is established by a lack seen in another, and maintained by searching for, and keeping clear in sight, all lacks it can perceive.
When peace is not with you entirely, and when you suffer pain of any kind, you have beheld some sin within your brother, and have rejoiced at what you thought was there. Your specialness seemed safe because of it.
The pursuit of specialness must bring you pain.
Forgiveness is the end of specialness. Only illusions can be forgiven, and then they disappear. Forgiveness is release from all illusion.
Taken from A Course In Miracles
Initially this may seem almost insignificant, but if you spend some time with the thought and let your ego slip to one side, suddenly it is momentous.
Try it and you will see.
It is an absolute necessity for healing to take place ... for each of us to see what it is that we have been blind too for most, if not all of our lives.
There is a key in that quote.
It is hard to notice but once you see it... you got it.