The world I see holds nothing that I want.
This world will never bring me true love and happiness. Not that I do not enjoy being with my husband, my children, my grandchildren and good friends. Of course we all love these people close to us and want to spend time sharing with them.
What Jesus means here is the attachment to the world will never hold what we want. The attachment of “got to have’s” thinking they in itself will make me happy and at peace. I can be happy and peace regardless. And, if I am not happy and at peace regardless what I have or do not, then I need to examine my mind.
Certainly I can be happy here. What we learn in ACIM is true happiness is something a little different. True happiness is of God. It does not mean we seclude ourselves from others to find this serenity and joy. It means we know in our heart and mind there is something so much more.
When I value the world over God, over my brothers I walk with here in this world, then that is where I am in chains. When I value materialism over a deep sharing with another, I continue to lock the cell.
We are merely asked to give ten minutes to realize this today. To pause and be still and realize what is truly ours.