It was August 9, 2015 and I was standing in my garage. We had been working on sorting through stuff to get rid of when I stopped and looked up at my wife. She stopped what she was doing as well. I said, "I don't know where we will be in a year, but I know it will be very different than where we are now. That was on day 30 of going through the book, A Course In Miracles, and blogging about what my thoughts were. I began to know, not think, but know that life was more than the job that we have or the stuff that we possess. Life was and is about finding peace. Our salvation comes from knowing that all things are one. God is in everything that exists, which means that God is in every cell of my body. I cannot be separated from God because I am made up of God's energy.
I have learned that sin is living in the illusion of separation and salvation is accepting the truth of my connectedness. I am at peace when I accept that truth. I know that we are all connected and to want good for others is to want good for myself. I cannot hate or fear and love at the same time. Fear is darkness or night. Joy is light and love. When the Bible says that "Joy comes in the morning," it is saying that joy and peace come from living in love, not from living in fear. When I want only good for others, I live in the light. When I want bad for others, I am living in fear. Darkness and light cannot exist together. Light, however, will eliminate the darkness because love overcomes fear.
I have learned this simple truth...
Nothing that is true can be threatened.
Nothing that is untrue has ever existed.
To know this is to know peace.
I have chosen and will continue to choose to live in truth instead of illusion.
What will you choose?
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.