2005-01-14 / Columnists

The Inner Voice

by Marilyn Gelfand


I don’t know why so many people believe that they should be happy all the time and life should be filled with everything they want.  “I am a good person, so I should get rewarded.”  “I am special so I should get everything that I am entitled to.” 

These are just some examples of how the mind can create illusions.  When these illusions are not fulfilled, people believe that they are suffering, they are unhappy or they are being punished. 

The important thing to remember is that God/Universe does not operate to fill our illusions. 

In the big picture, we are given what we need to grow, not necessarily what we want which may only fill our insecurities. 

The more we learn, we begin to see that what we have identified as obstacles are truly just an obstacle course for us to learn to navigate.  We detach from our own self-importance and our own need to be always right, and then live more freely.  We learn to trust in the divine master plan rather than our own desires.  Then we realize that our obstacle course provides the experience of testing out our spiritual muscles of awareness and giving up control of the uncontrollable. 

Then as we grow, we understand that the obstacle course really does offer challenges for us to test ourselves as spiritual beings. 

We can see how strong we are, how this new value system really does work, how I can cope and get through the very difficult moments in my life.  Once we can realize this, we can then understand that the challenge is truly a gift. 

It becomes an opportunity for growth.  It is the right situation given to me so that I can get rid of my insecurities or impulsiveness or teach me balance, etc. 

We are given a lesson for us to master in this life, and it can be exhilarating if viewed in this manner.  We have so much to be paying attention to. 

It all starts when we realize that we live and create illusions that are just scripts in our own heads. 

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