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The Mind we are talking about is already the Mind of God
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Posted 2019-12-02 9:33 AM (#233227)
Subject: The Mind we are talking about is already the Mind of God


I was in a friendly discussion a couple of days ago.  I contested that everyone's point of view, regardless of how mistaken it may be, is their best point of view.

My friend said:  But when it is so wrong (affecting others negatively) it needs to be corrected!!

Yes, i said, but how do you do that without making the mistaken one feel even more defensive and more locked in their belief and behaviour? 

The expression of need to know "How?!" was written all over his face. 

Laughing in gladness that we'd come to this, I said:  "I don't know.  I'll tell you tomorrow." 

And now tomorrow has come.  It actually came a couple of days ago, but it is just today that the Answer is dawning on me.  It is something that has been shared here recently, something Paul shared from the place of His Peace:  

And the only way you can discover that capacity is to stand in the
face of not knowing the answer, and to stand in the face of feeling
incompetent about it and not getting huffy, egotistically proud,
pissed-off, self-righteous about it, and saying with all honesty and
agreement and cooperation, “I don’t know the answer. The answer is
something I don’t know yet. But the answer is something I am capable
of becoming aware of. And I know I’ll become aware of it if I will be
willing to be in this not-knowing, incompetent place with an
understanding—theoretical though it may be—with the understanding that
all of me, all of what I am is always present, all of me is always
functioning and all of what I am is always available.”


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