Daily Inspiration

Choosing the World We Really Want

Beyond this world there is a world I want. …Our emphasis is not on giving up the world, but on exchanging it for what is far more satisfying, filled with joy, and capable of offering you peace. Think you this world can offer that to you?

Is it a loss to find a world instead where losing is impossible; where love endures forever, hate cannot exist and vengeance has no meaning? Is it loss to find all things you really want, and know they have no ending and they will remain exactly as you want them throughout time?

Now is the last step certain; now you stand an instant’s space away from timelessness. Here can you but look forward, never back to see again the world you do not want. Here is the world that comes to take its place, as you unbind your mind from little things the world sets forth to keep you prisoner. Value them not, and they will disappear. Esteem them, and they will seem real to you. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 129, W-pI.129.1:3-4;3:1-2;5. See also ACIM Lesson 129 Insights.)

Imagine what it would be like to dwell in a place where we know we are loved eternally, we are perfectly safe because loss does not exist, there is no fear because harm is impossible and we are perfectly happy all the time. In fact, this describes the Home our Father created for us. In Reality we are already there.

But while we value anything we see here in the world of bodies and images of form, our true dwelling place is invisible to us. It is hidden by a world that is “unstable, cruel, unconcerned with us, quick to avenge and pitiless with hate.” Today we remind ourselves:

Beyond this world there is a world I want.
I choose to see that world instead of this,
for here is nothing that I really want.

We are choosing to accept the Home our Father created for us. It is the only Home we really want because it is the Home of our true Self. We are valuing the reality of Love in place of the ego’s empty substitutes.

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