Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Thought of Happiness

In the US, low prices for natural gas scuttle or delay many wind farms and solar installations – Sierra Club

The International Energy Agency announces that the world hit ‘peak oil’ in 2006, with production from current fields expected to drop sharply in the coming decades – Sierra Club

“Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in memorable form,” Jacques Barzum

“We will not let ourselves be sad today. For if we do, we fail to take the part that is essential to God’s plan,” Course in Miracles. This does not mean you and I have to put on a happy face, nor that we need to stop ourselves from feeling sad. It means that when we do feel sad, which is inevitable, we need to know that it comes from the mind’s though of sadness, born of having chosen ego over spirit.

Then, knowing this, ask spirit for help changing our minds so that we may take our part in spirit’s plan for salvation, for awakening ourselves and others from the ego’s nightmare to spirit’s happy dream and saving Its children from pain and suffering. Spirit’s appeal to us, the still small voice, is constant.

Our decision to be sad is a decision to hold ourselves, humanity and the world in the nightmare, apart from salvation and in hell. We need not smile all day. Rather, we are to be with what is, but be mindful. From our awareness that we are not happy arises the motivation to choose again, to see things differently and to ask the thought of happiness in our minds for help.

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