Posted by: spiritteacher | April 27, 2022


“Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time is for; to learn just that and nothing more.” A Course In Miracles

 “I will be calm and quiet as I watch for miracles in every moment today.”

How much time do we spend trying to hurry time along.  We talk about the things that make our day go faster as though that is a desirable thing. “At least it made the day go fast,” we say. We don’t stop to think that we are wishing our life away. Trying to speed things up so we can get somewhere else or to something else is a way of losing whole chunks of our life.

We think “Hurry up.” to the stop light. “Move it along.” to those in line ahead of us.  We miss valuable moments in which we can be quiet and kind and at peace with nothing else to do but wait a moment.  And in that quiet waiting, the world is healed a little more.

Many of us want to speed winter along so we can get to spring and summer.  But what about winter?  Unless we are winter enthusiasts, we miss it altogether. Or spend it in frustration and anxiety as we try to push ourselves beyond it. We miss the beautiful moments for being with our families and friends. Playing board games or doing puzzles or reading a good book while drinking hot chocolate.  We miss the beautiful landscapes of mesmerizing white as we quietly watch the winter birds at play. Even shoveling the walk can be invigorating and healthy and something the whole family and the neighborhood can participate in. It’s not the world as it is, but how we perceive it that blocks or opens our presence to a moment.

We  say, “Get this work day over so we can have some fun.” We are blind to the way our life can be beautiful and amazing and even fun at work. Work can provide opportunities to grow and to be helpful and to develop amazing relationships that may last a lifetime.  Also, there are great opportunities at work to experience forgiveness and healing with those with whom we clash. We must let God in to each experience at work so it can be transformed into something helpful and even miraculous.

Instead of losing ourselves in our devices to pass the time, we can lose ourselves in a book, or in conversation with those around us or in simply quieting our mind and being still. So much life and so much in life to be grateful for in every season, to treasure and appreciate in each hour if we but take the time to be in the moment.  Being mindful is freeing. Like releasing a butterfly from a cocoon.

We may have a day where everything is perfect, the weather, the companionship, the experience, but so often we hear from someone, “Enjoy it while you can.  It won’t last.”  Saying it won’t last prevents us from enjoying the moment and making it last.  What if we just be in each moment and each day and smile in gratitude instead of wishing or pushing our life away with thoughts of the future and what it may or may not hold for us.

A perfect prayer would be, “I place the future in the hands of God.” ACIM


Let our prayer be for healing and health for all the world. Let us ask for help with kindness and love and trust to generate the health and wellness we want for every man, woman and child on earth. And then let us be grateful and say Thank You, God!

“A happy outcome to all things is sure.” A Course In Miracles

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