What is the real world?
The real world is a symbol, like the reso of what perception offers. Yet it stands for what is opposite to what you made. Your world is seen through eyes of fear, and brings the witnesses of terror to your mind. The real world cannot be perceived except through eyes forgiveness blesses, so they see a world where terror is impossible, and witnesses to fear cannot be found.
This is a day of stillness and of peace.
Christ’s vision looks through me today. His sight shows me all things forgiven and at peace, and offers this same vision to the world. And I accept this vision in its name, both for myself and for the world as well. What loveliness we look upon today! What holiness we see surrounding us! And it is given us to recognise it is a holiness in which we share; it is he Holiness of God Himself.
This day my mind is quiet, to receive the Thoughts You offer me. And I accept what comes from You, instead of from myself. I do not know the way to You. But You are wholly certain. Father, guide your Son along the quiet path that leads to You. Let my forgiveness be complete and let the memory of You return to me.
There was very little stillness today. Contrary to the lesson I spent most of the day in movement and in conversation, either in person or on the phone. It wasn’t till I got to ACIM group tonight that I realised how little I’ve meditated in the last two weeks. I need to put that right – though having said that, I’ve not been feeling stressed. Could it be that living the course is reducing my need for formal meditation? Or could it be that writing the morning pages and doing the ‘Walking in This World’ is a form of meditation?
Anyway, I put the cat among the pigeons by playing devils advocate in the group, and reinforced for myself that I need more of a discussion group –one less focused on going through the lesson word for word. After all, I read them throughout the week. I need to find out from others how they face the challenges of living the principles in a world hostile to love and so at home with fear.