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The Escape from Darkness

“The escape from darkness involves two stages:
First, the recognition that darkness cannot hide. This step usually entails fear.
Second, the recognition that there is nothing you want to hide even if you could. This step brings escape from fear.
When you have become willing to hide nothing, you will not only be willing to enter into communion but will also understand peace and joy.”
– A Course in Miracles, p.11

I grew up without spirituality. And only in the last couple years felt an incredible connection to More. I love this quote because it highlights the lesson that I have been noticing and feeling in my recent life – you really can’t hide anything. You cannot “get away with” anything. “Lying” in the greater scheme of things is impossible. This is a bit scary to me.

My own past is riddled with lying, hiding the truth, and hiding myself. I found power in being alouf and riddled with a constant fear of rejection. If they find out I do this or I did that, they will hate me!

Yet I know that an acceptance (and love) of self is a much more powerful thought/action. This passage reminds us of this. There is nothing to hide; it is impossible to hide anything even if I wanted to; with acceptance of this will come peace.

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power thoughts

I was in a serious funk last week. I blamed it on plenty of things. Not being satisfied with my job (or the commute), not eating the best that I could, not sleeping enough, not having internet in my house.

I re-turned to a lifechanger for me. Louise Hay’s I Can Do It audiobook. It’s an oldie but a goodie. The name may be cheesy but I recommend it to everyone. Being aware of your inner dialogue and the words that you speak to yourself is so powerful.

The longest and most important relationship that you will have in your life is the one that you have with yourself. Why not make it a loving one?

[here] are 101 power thoughts. I hope that they are as helpful for you as they have been for me.

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happy easter!

There are two ways to live your life—
one is as though nothing is a miracle,
the other is as though everything is a miracle.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious:
it is the source of all true art and all science.

He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

-Albert Einstein

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