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- I thought all I needed to know about life would be taught to me in school.
Now I know that most people know neither the goal nor the rules of life.
- I thought that consciousness was a by-product of the brain.
Now I know that the brain is a consequence of consciousness’s thought
(- the thought ‘I am separate’ taken seriously).
- I thought life was about learning facts and skills.
Now I know that life is about remembering our true nature.
- I thought life was about money and success.
Now I know that inner peace is more important than anything else.
- I thought life was about becoming someone special.
Now I know that the journey is about losing the illusion of the separate self.
- I thought I would get the things I needed to be happy from outside.
Now I know that happiness is an inside job.
- I thought I had to change the world out there.
Now I know that the world ‘out there’ is merely a mirror of my state of mind.
- I thought it was important to be in control.
Now I know that it is about letting go and letting God.
- I thought we had free will.
Now I know that free will exists only as long as I assume to be separate from God.
- I thought people were moving around randomly, like molecules in a gas.
Now I know that encounters are orchestrated with amazing precision.
- I thought struggling in life was inevitable.
Now I know that there is another navigation mode: wishing and receiving.
- I thought I was the victim of circumstances.
Now I know we may have planned our challenges prior to our incarnation.
- I assumed stillness was the absence of noise.
Now I know that the stillness of our real being transcends noise and silence.
- I assumed eternity meant a really long duration.
Now I know eternity is beyond the realm of time.
- I wasn’t sure whether God existed.
Now I know that God is everywhere.