Can you imagine what it would be like to experience peace all the time? Totally independent of anything that’s going on around you.
It’s so tempting to believe that our sense of well-being comes from situations and experiences in the world and our body. We have metrics we’ve decided are the threshold of peace: things like money, bodily health, relationships, and so forth.
We believe achievement of those metrics leads to happiness.
But what if we have it all wrong?
A Course in Miracles (and many other thought systems) teach that our thoughts, alone, determine our sense of joy (or lack thereof).
Hence this line from the Course: “It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed.” The Course further states: “The images I see reflect my thoughts.”
Our practice for today is simply to observe our thoughts. And if we don’t like how we’re feeling, we can begin the process of recognizing that our thoughts determine the world we see.