A Course In Miracles: A guide to the spiritual voice
By recognizing and detaching from what the logical mind believes is reality, including the past, we can find our own redemption and move more easily into the life and love we crave.
Lesson 7: I see only the past.
I see only the past in this keyboard.
I see only the past in this chair.
I see only the past in my daughter's face.
I see only the past in my sheet music.
Perhaps I also hear only the past. Taste only the past. Touch only the past.
If I hear only the past, then when I sing, I am never truly hearing myself, in this moment. I am hearing how I sound compared to how I used to sound, or how I have been taught I should sound. I am never with only my own voice, as it is, right. now.
To know that our experience is completely biased and unique is something akin to freedom and to begin to detach from that individual coloring is like seeing the world anew, with fresh curiosity, like a young child.
What can we see with present eyes today?