A Course In Miracles – Being A Teacher Of God Series ~ What Do You Want?

“Remember always that you see what you seek, for what you seek you WILL find. The ego finds what it seeks, and ONLY that. It does not find love, for that is NOT what it is seeking. But seeking and FINDING are the same, and if you seek for two goals, you will find them, but you will RECOGNIZE NEITHER. For you will think they are the same, because you WANT them both. The mind always strives for integration, and if it is split, and wants to KEEP the split, it will believe it has one goal by MAKING it one.”

Once again, don’t underestimate the insanity. The need to justify this conditional relationship within time and space is VERY strong, and it is only your own vigilance against this temptation that keeps you right-minded. Remember! This is a COMPLETE dependence on God. Beyond your concepts and definitions and even your past experiences is God.

“In any situation in which YOU are uncertain, the FIRST thing to consider, very simply, is, “What do I want to come of this? What is it FOR?” The clarification of the goal belongs at the BEGINNING, for it is this that will DETERMINE the outcome.”

This clarification of the goal is a really nice practice…set the goal at the beginning!! That may seem like an obvious thing to do, but you have to do it. And as a teacher, all I can ever really do is simply ask YOU, “What is it that you really want?”

“The value of deciding, in advance, what you WANT to happen, is simply that you will perceive the situation as a means to MAKE it happen. You will therefore make every effort to OVERLOOK what interferes with the accomplishment of your objective, and concentrate on everything that helps you meet it. It is quite noticeable that THIS approach has brought you closer to the Holy Spirit’s SORTING OUT of truth and falsity. The “true” becomes what can be used to MEET the goal. The “false” becomes the useless FROM THIS POINT OF VIEW. The situation now HAS meaning, but only because the goal has MADE it meaningful.”

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