‘I am the light of the world.’
Some specific forms for applying this idea when special difficulties seem to arise might be;
Let me not obscure the light of the world in me.
This shadow will vanish before the light.
‘Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.’
It is through accepting my function that I will see the light in me. And in this light will my function stand clear and perfectly unambiguous before my sight. My acceptance does not depend on my recognising what my function is, for I do not yet understand forgiveness. Yet I will trust that, in the light, I will see it as it is. Specific forms for using this idea might include:
Let this help me learn what forgiveness means.
Let me not separate my function from my will.
Some days are just perfect, and this was one of them. It’s great to be in a space of review and assimilation again, and to be doing it in this lovely hotel. We went to the gym, swam, spent time in the sauna and spa and finished up with a massage. Then we got dressed and went to find the Nailer’s Arms in Bournheath, recommended to us for its carvery, but alas they were in between servings. After a brief chat and laugh with a few guys at the bar one of them offered to show us where The Swan in Fairfield was. He got into his car and drove there so we could follow him. Such generosity! Thanks Pete!The swan was welcoming, served great food and had a fantastic atmosphere.
It was great to have a companion with which to discuss today’s lessons, particularly the one on forgiveness. We both agreed that although it’s very difficult to forgive when you are in the midst of feeling hurt and pain, it is absolutely necessary as the thing that will release us from said hurt and pain. It was amazing how many conversations came back to that, and the groan of realisation that there was no other answer. That and letting go and letting God.
The pic is of the hotel lobby where we spent a great many hours yesterday chewing the fat.