Make this year different by making it all the same
It seems we want variety, diversity and change.
Differences feel exciting, and we are told variety is the spice of life.
In comparison sameness seems to be boring – even if we are told it is constant joy and happiness!
The constancy of happiness has no exceptions; no change of any kind.
Joy cannot be perceived except through constant vision.
The constant vision (Holy Spirit’s vision or the vision of Christ) looks on everything and sees it as the same because constant vision sees everything as like itself.
We need to be honest with ourselves when we ask the question “Do we want constant happiness?”
It is similar to the The Last Unanswered Question in chapter 21 of ACIM: “Do I want to see what I denied because it is the truth?”
We hesitate before we answer, because to answer “yes”, and mean it, would change our world completely. Once we truly make the choice for constancy we cannot go back. Singleness of desire means we are certain we want constant inner happiness. The decision to truly desire happiness, moves us beyond choice to the real world of Love.
You need ask for it but once to have it always. Then you have renounced the option to change your mind again. The others (The three questions that come before the last question) are decisions that can be made, and then unmade and made again. But truth is constant, and implies a state where vacillations are impossible.
Most of us will probably go through the year changing our minds over and over again. We may start the year knowing we are in control or our reactions, and then we let others make us feel bad. One moment we remember we are powerful and the next we decide to be helpless. We see a peaceful world and then make someone into an enemy.
When we are uncertain about constant happiness we value choice, and change and differences.
But one day, one year we will decide finally to make it all the same.
Quotes are from pages 329 and 463- 465 in the Text of A Course in Miracle