Simplicity made easy!
I've always looked at the infant as being born to teach you unconditional love... The infant really believes he or she is joined to everything. And the infant is so smart, he or she doesn't even need words to communicate. Love just goes from heart to heart.
Must these feelings be lost as we grow up? As we move through our lives? No! We can go back to that earlier simplicity. That freedom of spirit. That feeling of overriding and universal love.
In Attaining Inner Peace, based on the internationally popular and increasingly influential A Course in Miracles, Gerald G. Jarnpolsky, M.D., and Diane V. Cirincione tell us how. They discuss how we wrongly assume that the outside world is the cause of our unhappiness. That in fact, we cannot expect the circumstances of our lives to change in order for us to be happy. Rather, we must change our perceptions and thoughts toward the circumstance of our lives. When we alter these perceptions, our lives automatically change - because we automatically become what we believe. They explain how nothing is impossible. That there are no limits. That forgiveness is the key to our happiness. Further, Jerry and Diane show us how to look at every relationship as if there were only two emotions: love and fear. Fear, whose motto is "seek, but never find," is a product of our ego - our negative mind that views life as a constant battle in which we must defend ourselves, pass judgments and condemn. Love, the absence of fear and its accompanying guilt, is a beautiful light symbolizing our connection to a Higher Power. The ego's existence depends on our continuing belief in the reality of guilt and punishment and the acceptance of conflict, war, and death. A view of life illuminated by love diminishes the ego, opening us up to the fulfilling glow of inner peace.
Attaining Inner Peace will help you let go of fear. Let go of guilt. And grab hold of love.
©1992 Gerald Jampolsky, Diane Cirincione (P)1992 Nightingale Conant