As we begin the new year and contemplate our goals for 2015, consider this line from A Course in Miracles:
Make this year different by making it all the same. (T-15.XI.10)
The powerful meaning behind this sentence relates to our habituated conditioning to see differences and believe them to be of significance. You are different from me. That race is different from mine. Those beliefs are different from my values.
And of course, what inescapably follows immediately upon the heels of perceiving differences?
But, when we see with true vision, we don’t see differences – we see sameness.
Deep within everyone on this planet is the same terrified, insecure little child crying out for love and attention. As the ancient Greek philosopher Philo appealed: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
When we see the sameness in everyone and everything, judgment melts away leaving only the peaceful realization of our shared purpose.
Let’s make 2015 different by seeing the spirit and love that unite all of us the same.
Happy new year!