Vive La Difference

To embrace “Diversity” is a slogan I see everywhere.  That is also the ego’s goal:  To split off, separate, divide and subdivide-anything but wholeness.  “Nothing so blinding as perception of form.” (text 476.6) – The physical world we see is all about form and differences, and these differences lead us to make judgments and establishes an order of difficulties.  The belief in order of difficulties and differences is the basis for the world’s perception…….

Manual p.24 says: It (world’s perception) rests on differences; on an uneven background and shifting foreground, on unequal heights and diverse sizes, on varying degrees of darkness and light, and thousands of contrasts in which each thing seen competes with every other in order to be recognized.”  In the entertainment industry we have high excitment and low excitment forms.  In sports we have the extreme and ordinary types.  It has been obseved that much of the world’s troubles derive from the desire for diversity and excitment rather than the quest for peace.

The above is only a myth, but we nevertheless continue to believe it.  The Manual continues:  “Illusions are always illusions of differences.  How could it be otherwise?  By definition, an illusion is an attempt to make something real that is regarded as of major importance, but is recognized as being untrue.  The mind therefore seeks to make it true out of its intensity of desire to have it for itself.  Illusions are travesties of creation; attempts to bring truths to lies.”

“The body’s eyes will continue to see differences.  But the mind that has let itself be healed will no longer acknowledge them.”  The healed mind will see sameness as real and differences as unreal. “The one answer to sickness of any kind is healing.  The one answer to all illusions is truth.”

Monday, September 6th, 2010 Arthur's Letters

1 Comment to Vive La Difference

  1. A collection of 12 of Arthur’s letters can now be found on the member section. Volume I – A Place To Start.

  2. juliesan on September 20th, 2010

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