Daily Inspiration

Clearing the Way to True Happiness

Now we would see and hear and learn. “What is salvation, Father?” Ask and you will be answered. Seek and you will find. We are no longer asking the ego what salvation is and where to find it. We are asking it of truth. Be certain, then, that the answer will be true because of Whom you ask.

Whenever you feel your confidence wane and your hope of success flicker and go out, repeat your question and your request, remembering that you are asking of the infinite Creator of infinity, Who created you like Himself:

What is salvation, Father? I do not know.
Tell me, that I may understand.

He will answer. Be determined to hear. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 72, W-pI.72.11-12. See also ACIM Lesson 72 Insights.)

When we look for situations, relationships or any form in the world to make us happy or to feel valued, we are seeking salvation from the ego, where it cannot be found. The Course tells us that since God is Love, He is also happiness.

Choosing the ego as our guide to happiness is actually choosing against happiness. The ego does not know what true happiness is and will always lead us on fruitless chases for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Sooner or later we all come to a point of realizing there must be a better way.

To ask the Source of happiness to learn what happiness is, is to ask where the answer is. The core of His answer will always be Love. While we believe we are in the world, His answer will always be in a form that we can understand. It is always some form of forgiveness. Forgiveness draws aside the veil of guilt and fear so that we can see the Light of Love that is ever present.

We have long been accustomed to seeking where happiness cannot be found. It is time to build a new habit of turning to our Source for the answers that clear the way to true happiness. Today is a good day to start.

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