“If I so choose, I can depart this world entirely. It is not death which makes this possible, but it is change of mind about the purpose of the world. If I believe it has a value as I see it now, so will it still remain for me. But if I see no value in the world as I behold it, nothing that I want to keep as mine or search for as a goal, it will depart from me. For I have not sought for illusions to replace the truth.”
Nothing happens by chance. This week-end, I am leaving a physical home I’ve lived in for more than twenty years. The whole process of getting ready has been both freeing and saddening. I have let go of a lot of “stuff” that I don’t need, use, or want. I haven’t seen my new physical home yet, and I am both anticipating and dreading it; however, today’s lesson reminds me that my true home, the home of my spirit, is not a place, but a state of tranquility and love. I don’t have to die to experience it; I just have to change my mind about how I perceive the world where I think I live. This doesn’t mean becoming a bliss ninny, hiding myself from things which seem unpleasant. It means learning to look on all that I perceive in a gentler way. That’s not always easy, but it’s simple. I ask for help from my Elder Brother to do this, and I’m grateful I have the freedom to do it.