Ever wonder why you keep bumping your head against the same darn walls? Yesterday I attended a presentation by biz whiz Keith Cunningham at the beautiful Long Center in Austin, and really got a lot out of it. I encourage you to check out Keith’s website and listen to some of his videos. There’s gold in them thar hills!
One of the wonderful surprises from yesterday, which came at the very end of Keith’s talk, was when someone asked him about his favorite book. He told us about the vast library he has, how many books he reads a week (which he’s done for many years), and that out of all of them, the best one he ever came across, the one that has helped him the most, is A Course in Miracles. I was really tickled to hear that.
Keith talks about what it means to really commit to something, rather than to tolerate mediocrity. So when within hours of hearing this inspirational talk I found myself repeating a pattern that I swore over and over again I wouldn’t do, I woke up this morning feeling badly that I’d slipped (like that ever helped!). But then I reminded myself of some of the words from the Course: “The Course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.”
If you ever bump up against the same ole, same ole, take those words to heart. You’ve just forgotten about love’s presence. That’s all. No high crime…just temporary amnesia.
©Maria K. Benning, M.Ed.
Holistic Chamber of Commerce,
Austin Chapter President