My eyes seem to tell me a story. In that story are good people and bad ones. Beautiful sights and ugly ones. Happy experiences and sad ones.
In this story, I sometimes see myself as a victim. An innocent bystander impinged upon by the challenges of life.
But it’s just a story. A child’s tale.
“What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking reflects your choice of what you want to see. Fear has made everything you think you see.” ~A Course in Miracles
The story’s narrative comes from our mind. And in our mind, there are only two choices: ego or presence. That’s it – the ego mind or the mind of presence. But from this choice come two completely different worlds. The world of the ego is the one we most often experience. It’s a world made by fear. A world of duality. A world of separate interests. A world of hate, scarcity, and sadness. Hell.
But the other world is its opposite in every regard. From the mind of presence comes a world of joy, abundance, and peace. Unconditionally. Independent of anything anyone says or does. Independent of what’s going on with our body. It’s a world of incredible happiness. Heaven.
In the wise words of A Course in Miracles, “Seek for the one; the other disappears.”