In this lesson what captured my attention (this seeming millionth go around) was the “emotion aroused” and later we are told “recognition of meaninglessness arouses intense anxiety in all the separated ones,” i.e. us. I thought about this and how in the past how I want to know the meaning of “why” this or that is happening or “why” we are even told this. It is answered in the next sentence as it states that the ego wants to establish its own ideas. It wants to make something of the space. The ego does this not easily or calmly but frantically.
How many times have I frantically sought for the solution or to have understanding of what was presented in my life? Too many times, right? I do not have to be afraid of the thought, “I don’t know.”
It comes down to as the practice states, “I think I am in competition with God.” I want to have it my way, but this ain’t Burger King friends, only God will fulfill my “order” with peace. Gone are the temper tantrums and instead an acceptance of the truth.
This will come as I continue practicing the lessons.
P.S. Listen to my Living the Lessons podcast episode for this lesson as I expanded a little more on what I wrote here. See link below.