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One might well ask whether our thoughts are real.

If they are not real, it’s no problem to see them change in the course of time, true to the fleeting nature of dreams.

If they are real, however, they cannot change at all and will last forever, true to the changeless nature of reality. If reality weren’t changeless it couldn’t be the truth.

The funny thing is, my mind appears to be more fleeting than the wordless thought it touches at in a moment of peace. This real thought does not leave me – it’s me who quits company with it.

So, I don’t have to try to keep my fickle thoughts constant, as they are nothing. It’s healing to let go of them, including the wish to control and ‘improve’ what is unreal.

There’s a benefit in going through illusory changes though: it’s a way to remember that I can trust the divine insouciance of inner peace.

Since I started this ‘power to share’ website, November 1998, my ideas have changed, of course. That doesn’t mean that what I write now can claim more of the truth than what went before. It’s still a dream manifesto, and that’s OK. The truth cannot be threatened and the dream does not exist. So, no one will be hurt in the process while I’m getting used to being what I am.

What matters for me now is how to interpret my perceptions and experiences from moment to moment.

I can interpret things myself in terms of illusory separation or I can let them be intrepreted for me in terms of the one and only reality – by the Universal Mind aka Holy Spirit. This inspired interpretation usually takes the form of forgiveness – forgiving the other and myself for what never happened. Often I say to myself now: “Be with God before you judge.” Being in silent communion with All That Is is the essence of peace.

It’s in this spirit that I dare to write more.

So, here I am happily typing away in this new weblog format, thanks to the people who created the underlying WordPress publishing platform as an open source project for free.

All the material of the old website will be transferred and chronologically arranged (playing a time game) in this one.

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  2 Responses to “divine insouciance”

  1. Do you think you’re being interesting by using words nobody has ever heard of?

  2. Isn’t it saying a lot that we have a well developed language to describe worrying and punishing ourselves with guilt and hardly any words to describe a healthy way of dealing with it?