No one really sees anything…
January 13, 2010, 10:47 am
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No one really sees anything. He sees only his thoughts projected outward. The mind’s preoccupation with the past is the cause of the misconception about time from which your seeing suffers. Your mind cannot grasp the present, which is the only time there is. It therefore cannot understand time, and cannot, in fact, understand anything.

The one wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions. Very few have realized what is actually entailed in picturing the past or in anticipating the future. The mind is actually blank when it does this, because it is not really thinking about anything.

~From Lesson 8 of A Course in Miracles

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I, only, See Love

Comment by doreen

Yes, Doreen, You do!

Comment by equiwolf

Good stuff. Letting go of the past can be difficult, but it helps to know that there is actually nothing there.

Thank you again for putting my site on your blogroll. Can you please add ” – Koans” after the site name. Thanks. I have added you to my links page.

Comment by Benjamin - Short Zen Poems - Koans

Thanks, Benjamin, will do.

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