Sunday, March 13, 2016
A Course In Miracles
In my search for truth, purpose, and meaning in life, I came upon Marianne Williamson's book A Return To Love based on her healing through A Course In Miracles and it really clicked for me. I was also searching for community because of Dean Ornish's book Love & Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy. The Course is a combination of Christianity, eastern philosophy, and western psychology. It is over 1,100 pages, somewhat of a bible in itself. It all comes down to love or fear, the miracle being the simple act of changing our minds. A few smaller books that express the essential wisdom and love of a course in miracles that I enjoy and you may as well are: Choose Once Again, Love Is Letting Go of Fear, and Gifts from a Course in Miracles. I thank the Course for helping me clarify my Christian, Buddhist, and psychological knowledge. Honestly however, I have moved on from the Course, only occasionally going back to the teachings. Twelve Step and other interests have taken over and become my main paths as you will see if you look further on. I do recommend the Course however, as it has a sublime peace and poetry that are very helpful. When I started the course, I thought peace was boring, I wanted passion! These days, I realize love and peace is are very worthy goals. You may find some helpful quotes here.