One of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles comes from Lesson 155 in the Workbook. It reads:
“There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene; your eyes are quiet. And the ones who walk the world as you do recognize their own.”
What I love most about this quote is it serves as a reminder that peace can be found not just at the end of our messiest human experiences – but through the middle of them as well.
It’s also a reminder that our greatest power in life comes from the ability to choose how we experience it.
Obviously, this takes work.
And a committed practice that ties it all together.
These are the things we explore here.
My goal for this site is to curate a place where topics like mindfulness, leadership, and spirituality can be discussed as part of our whole being in mature, inclusive ways. I’ve included spirituality because these conversations are often viewed as naïve or unsophisticated when in fact they are among the most mature we can have.
What is more worthy than a fearless look at life’s core?
These are the discussions that truly matter because they remind us that our connection to each other is not only all we have – it’s all there is. And as we begin to dwell more deeply in this space, over time we begin to embody it through our own “quiet eyes”, “serene forehead”, and powerful presence that dissolves all pettiness within and around us.
In short, when we’re not available for the chaos anymore, the chaos falls away.
What’s left is clarity, connectedness, and – eventually – wisdom. Best of all, the more you begin to live from this higher perspective, the more life rewards you with higher experiences. Your joy will fuel a sense of service that ripples into everything you do – and as others pick up on your authentic desire to give – they will show up for your dream.
After all, the ones who walk the world as you do recognize their own.
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All quotes from A Course in Miracles©, are from the Third Edition (2007), published by the Foundation for Inner Peace P.O. Box 598, Mill Valley, CA 94942-0598, www.acim.org and email@example.com.