Whatever suffers is not part of me.A Course in Miracles

Escaping Suffering

by Anthony Gold

When we’re in pain, it’s very hard not to feel like a victim. Whether we believe we’re deserving of the suffering or an innocent bystander makes no difference. Someone or something did this to me.

But what if our locus of identity is misplaced? What if the body has nothing to do with our reality?

Consider these lines from A Course in Miracles: “Whatever suffers is not part of me. What is in pain is but illusion in my mind.”

Pain and suffering aren’t real. They are projections from the ego mind onto bodies that we’ve chosen to identify with. But when we return to the mind and withdraw our belief from ego, we recognize our true reality. And all pain instantly melts away.

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