‘Let me not forget my function.’
To review our last few lessons, your function here is to be the light of the world, a function given to you by God. Only by fulfilling the function given to you by God will you be happy. There is no other way. Therefore, every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy.
Today, then, lets us practice these thoughts.
Let me not forget my function
Let me not try to substitute God’s for mine
Let me forgive and be happy.
At least once today devote ten to fifteen minutes to reflecting on this with closed eyes. In the frequent applications throughout the day, devote several minutes to reviewing these thoughts. Sometimes look around slowly and tell yourself
‘This is the world it is my function to save.’
I practiced this lesson today exclusively from home. I watched no TV, but listened to snippets of news about death and destruction. Then I told myself its the world it is my function to save, but it does seem like a big job. I understand the whole viral concept, but it still feels like a big job.
I was happy today, not through forgiveness but because I wrote 7,000 words of the novel. I was on fire, the words just kept coming. 78,378 words, 308 pages so far. Nearly there.
I spoke to my friend in Barbados last night. She said ‘Dare to Love ran for four weeks in The Nation’ (the usual time for a book is 3 weeks) Hope they’ll run the new one too.