Fall into the path of radical relaxation and have a near-life experience.
“The miracle does nothing. All it does is to undo. And thus it cancels out the interference to what has been done.” -ACIM
Our idea of doing nothing is doing something. Give the Universe what it asks, that you may learn how little is your part, and how great is It’s. It is this that makes the holy instant so easy and so natural. You make it difficult, because you insist there must be more that you need do. You find it difficult to accept the idea that you need give so little, to receive so much. And it is very hard for you to realize it is not personally insulting that your contribution and that of the Universal field are so extremely disproportionate. You are still convinced that your understanding is a powerful contribution to the truth, and makes it what it is. Yet we have emphasized that you need understand nothing. Miracles are for undoing the illusion not for reinforcing it, making it more comfortable or pleasurable.
Give up what you can’t keep for something you can’t lose. -Big Al
The bottom line is this: what we have attempted to ADD to The Multi-verse has diminished our experience of it. This is why the whole process of salvation is a process of subtraction, of UN-doing, and the only thing which must be undone is the belief in need.
What we must see is that most, if not all, of our self-directed, self-motivated activity is but an avoidance, something unconsciously designed to keep us so preoccupied that there is not sufficient psychological space for observation and truth to arise.
This world I call Distractionville, the Buddhist call the monkey mind. Sometimes I think my brain has a mind of its own.
More and more, people seem to try to fill every possible moment of their lives with some sort of activity. Rest, quiet is approached as something to be avoided until one is completely exhausted, once again allowing no space for contemplation and truth. It is even criticized and condemned as lazy or unproductive.
An example of that would be to set up goals for the future. What activities we need to do to reach that goal. Then we fill our days with those activities until one day we can’t remember why we are doing it, or we reach the goal and realize it was not worth the effort. A person may as well try to paint a Giraffe while it’s on fire. The happiness that we thought our goals and doing would bring why not just go straight for that TODAY – NOW. Skip all the rest and decide to be that – Today. For happiness is a state of mind and is not circumstance dependent. A state of mind in which no problems exist, nothing needs to be done and nothing is left undone. Here we arrive again at the fact that we cannot control everything in the world but we have complete control as to our thoughts and judgements about what happens.
There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. Only your own volition seems to make deciding hard. The Universal Field will not delay in answering your every question what to do. He knows. And He will tell you, and then do it for you. You who are tired will find this is more restful than sleep. For you can bring your guilt into sleeping, but not into this. -ACIM