“The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. It cannot come where there is conflict. For a mind at war against itself remembers not Eternal Gentleness…What you remember Is a part of You. For You must be as God created You. Let all this madness be undone for you, and turn in Peace to the remembrance of God, still shining in your quiet mind.”
~ A Course in Miracles ~
Everything in this A Course of Miracles' lesson is so true, if you put it in practice, it will change your whole life for sure. It is so great and so simple it seams easy, but it is not. A quiet mind is a great goal to achieve, but even to the enlightened ones it wasn't easy at some point.
I don't mean it is not attachable, it is attachable to everyone even for short periods of time, when your thoughts are not present in our minds.
For me the key to start this process is here:
"Let all this madness be undone for you and turn into Peace"
If we have the consciousness to understand this and "know" that there is a madness inside of our minds and that the constant current of thoughts we have all day is creating it, then we would be able to stop it and choose Peace instead
We have around 45,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, and most of them are the same ones we had the day before, and so on. So how do we stop that endless current of thoughts?
First step is be the observer. If we recognize we are not our thoughts, then we can "see" our thoughts as if we will be watching a movie, then we can recognize those thoughts that repeat constantly. The moment we recognize them, they loose strength, and start to dissolve, creating space between thoughts.
Every time we are able to create that space we are creating an opportunity to have the Memory of God.I love this part where it says " The memory of God", which means we originally came from God before we were born, but we start to loose that memory as we grow up and fill our minds with thoughts, rules and concepts.But if we claim our memory back then we will be able go live in Peace.
God Bless You