However, we can all decide to make another choice: the choice for God. But how does this work out in our daily lives?
Lately I've been struggling with what I believed to be a Holy Relationship, only to find that my ego is still making a lot of my decisions, leading me to see what I thought was a Holy Relationship only remains so when I choose to live in my “right mind.” When I let myself fall back into ego thinking once again, all that seemed so Holy begins to fade. My ego takes over and tells me things that are so pedestrian. Things that are so without Truth, so without God, that I find myself in a curious, disturbing bind that tells me my ego thoughts are the most important. My ego thoughts tell me that communing with God is not a worthwhile way to spend my time. That I – meaning my ego mind – is what's most important.
Ken Wapnick's latest video talks about cause and effect. He points out that there is a huge gap in our understanding about cause and effect. The ego mind fears being displaced by the right mind because it fears its own “death,” being relegated to a background position and being replaced by the right mind. When this happens, we – including me – have not been effective “deciders” in choosing God, the Holy Spirit and the right mind over our ego minds.
Continuing to use our ego minds to seek out solutions to our suffering, our disappointments and our perceived failures is fruitless. When we seek to find the causes of our suffering in the ego mind we're just spinning our wheels pointlessly. As Liz Cronkhite so clearly points out, there are four Habits for Inner Peace. These include (1) communing with God on a daily basis, (2) meditating with God and the Holy Spirit each day, preferably upon waking, (3) turning inward to maintain our awareness of God in our lives throughout the day and, (4) allowing Love (what we all truly are) to extend through us, remembering that's what we are.
That's a superb formula for remembering who and what we really are. It eliminates the chasm Ken Wapnick talks about between cause and effect. Taking these four steps each day puts us in touch with God and helps us spend our time in our Right Minds. At the same time these four habits do not fight or condemn the ego mind that's always striving for dominance. It just relegates it to a far less important place as our Right Mind begins to occupy more and more of our conscious thought-time throughout each seeming day.
I want to become a better “decider” and use my decision-making Mind to choose again each moment, each day, so long as I've got another day here on this Earth. Then, what once seemedHoly will regain its former glory because I've chosen to see it that way.