Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. (A Course in Miracles)
For post 605, I would like to share a long quote from A Course in Miracles.
“T-2 1.i.4. The blind become accustomed to their world by their adjustments to it. They think they know their way about in it. They learned it, not through joyous lessons, but through the stern necessity of limits they believe they could not overcome. And still believing this, they hold those lessons dear, and cling to them because they cannot see. They do not understand the lessons keep them blind. This they do not believe. And so they keep the world they learned to “see” in their imagination, believing that their choice is that or nothing. They hate the world they learned through pain. And everything they think is in it serves to remind them that they are incomplete and bitterly deprived.
T-2 1.i.5. Thus they define their life and where they live, adjusting to it as they think they must, afraid to lose the little that they have. And so it is with all who see the body as all they have and all their brothers have. They try to reach each other, and they fail, and fail again. And they adjust to loneliness, believing that to keep the body is to save the little that they have. Listen, and try to think if you remember what we will speak of now.”
There is another way—a life of true vision rather than illusion. It is, very simply, a life dedicated to loving thoughts each moment. Love is what gives meaning to everything. Where there is no love, there is no meaning. What is meaningless is chaos. Where we see chaos, suffering, destruction, and injustice, we are looking upon a hell that was made without loving thoughts.
Love is consciousness, itself, and is beyond thought. But the mind’s function is thought. A mind that has forgotten love—that has never learned its complete thought system and has, instead, adopted the thought system of a sick world—is a mind that is ill.
From that root illness flows the infinite varieties of illness. But a mind that has learned the thought system of love has attained complete wisdom and is perfectly healed. This is salvation, enlightenment, redemption, joy, and everything you do want.