I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing

This post was written by DoctorJay on November 18, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

The workbook continues with:

The idea for today is another step in learning that the thoughts which give rise to what you see are never neutral or unimportant. It also emphasizes the idea that minds are joined, which will be given increasing stress later.

I go to the take the garbage out. I look at the garbage and think about the thought for today and how my seeing of the rubbish affects the whole world. If I do my little bit to be environmentally conscious, the whole world will be better.

Gandhi said, “Be the peace you want to see.”

In the sixties Mother Teressa was asked to go to an anti war rally. She refused and replied, “As soon as you walk for peace, I’ll join in.”

It reminds of the story of the little girl and the starfish – every little bit (seeing, thinking, acting, talking well) makes a great difference.

As Zarathustra (the real one – not Nietzsche’s) wrote in the Avesta (the holy book of the Zoroastrians):

  • Good thoughts.
  • Good deeds.
  • Good words.

I was balance walking (my term for walking on some logs near where I live – they are as a fence about eighteen inches high – it helps my sense of balance and helps to keep me young), and a little girl started doing it too with her father’s help and guidance. I have been concerned about children learning from me and falling off and hurting themselves – I’m not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing – I told the girl, “Only do this when your dad is with you.”

She smiled back and replied, “OK.”

I just lost quite a bit of this post as the blog asked me to re-login. But that’s alright because:

Today has been a most wonderful day. I feel responsible for how I feel since I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.

The same idea made the sunset look even more fantastic than it might have otherwise.

As far as being annoyed at losing some of this post and having to rewrite it – I accepted as I cannot be alone in experiencing the effects of my thinking so I think better thoughts.

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