‘It is impossible to see two worlds.’
Perception is consistent. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see. Your values are determiners of this, for what you value you must want to see, believing what you see is really there. No one can see a world his mind has not accorded value. And no one can fail to look upon what he believes he wants.
Yet can you really hate and love at once. It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears. Today we will attempt no compromise where none is possible.
Six times today, in thanks and gratitude, we gladly give five minutes to the thought that ends all compromise and doubt, and go beyond them all as one. Come to these five minutes emptying your hands of all the petty treasures of the world. You wait for God to help you as you say:
It is impossible to see two worlds. Let me accept the strength God offers me and see no value in this world, that I may find my freedom and deliverance.
I had to fight hard today not to see two worlds. It’s amazing how split my mind can be. One moment I’m totally focused on the world of love and peace and joy and happiness, then someone cuts me up at the lights and my mind wants to go first to calling him a w**ker. There is a split second before I realise he’s part of me and I might just as well be calling myself a w**ker.
Or working with a client today and recognising that he was not telling me the truth and wondering if that’s how obvious I am when I’m splitting myself in two and trying to be two people at once and seeing two worlds.
As I walked by the fountain by the central library I had to do a double take. There, under the clock, was a gondola and four gondoliers, in front of a make believe scene fromVenice. They were offering photos set against this backdrop. It brought home today’s lesson visually. Looking at it close up you could believe you were inVenice, pull back and the full picture becomes visible.