Monday, April 30, 2012

Only the closed mind is certain

"Only the closed mind is certain." 

Used in Dean Spanley.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hitler's last days

I warmly recommend Downfall, as an excellent film and as testimony to how humanity is working through some of our most difficult forgiveness lessons. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

We all change

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. 
- Horace Mann

Thursday, April 12, 2012

God, being Love, is also happiness.

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 103, in part:

God, being Love, is also happiness.

Happiness is an attribute of love. It cannot be apart from it. Nor can it be experienced where love is not. Love has no limits, being everywhere. And therefore joy is everywhere as well.

I was always a little confused by "love" as it's normally understood. You "love" your spouse and your child, but you hate a colleague or terrorists. 
And now I understand, via the course. "Love" which is specific and limited, is not really love. It may have elements of the true, unlimited love, but it's mostly a business game the Self runs: "I love you, and you love me, so we both gain".