“I had not become perfect, enlightened or special. I had become more human.” (Hansard, The Tibetan Art of Living)
The Course in Miracles lesson 1 says:
Nothing I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) means anything.
The Course is so cryptic, so poorly written (to my mind), that it can take a miracle just to understand it. I’m going to keep trying.
The first lesson is to unlearn what we learn from the cradle – to name and attribute meaning to all things. It’s the beginning of a series of lessons aimed at helping us to see that all of life is perceived within the mind. Most of what we see is illusion – we must be willing to accept this. The first miracle is the ability to see the truth.