This weeks lesson begins with;
- The ‘I’ of you is not the physical body; that is simply an instrument which the ‘I’ uses to carry out its purposes; the ‘I’ cannot be the mind, for the mind is simply another instrument which the ‘I’ uses with which to think, reason and plan.
Wow this opens up my thinking and understanding. The chapter goes on to discuss this and further develop the thought. This course has been an amazing journey already and we are only in week 4. To think that this book has been around for so many years and yet never taught in schools is confusing. All that time studying algebra when I could have been gaining and understanding of what life really is.
I suppose I would have not been ready for this in school so why am I ready for it now? I have heard bits of this in yoga and church before but it has not made as much sense as it does now. I am sure that studying this material by choice and within a group of like minded people has made all the difference.
So it is all good to be feeling great about oneself and living with purpose but what tangible differences have I noticed in my life so far? Well it will surprise no-one to hear that living with a purpose makes all the difference in life, business and relationships. I smile more, compliment people and enter conversations with strangers. This opens up possibilities which will lead to ideas or opportunities. All progress is reliant on new ideas or opportunities as without them nothing advances or changes. A stagnant life is not of my choosing!
I can be what I will to be!