It seems that our reality is a body in this world, interacting with other bodies, sometimes experiencing moments of pleasure and, perhaps more often, times of pain.
We toil away to provide for our loved ones with the hope of having our needs met, maintaining adequate health, and achieving a certain amount of success. What’s going on in the world, our environment, and within our body seems to determine our sense of happiness.
But our perception is completely wrong.
As we read in A Course in Miracles, “You are at home in God, dreaming of exile but perfectly capable of awakening to reality.” This world is an illusion, a cosmic dream that seems very real to us, but a dream nonetheless. Just like our dreams at night that seem so real until we awaken.
When we glimpse our true nature, our infinite oneness, we begin the process of awakening. And along the way, we smile more frequently and experience much more peace.