Thursday, May 30, 2019

Heaven on Earth

“In terms of earthly life as you understand it, it is overly optimistic to imagine that eventually all illnesses will be conquered, all relationships be inevitably fulfilling, or to foresee a future in which all people on earth are treated with equality and respect.  For one thing, in that larger framework mentioned earlier in this book, illness itself is a part of life’s overall activity.  Disease states, so-called, are as necessary to physical life as normal health is, so we are not speaking of a nirvana on earth – but we are saying that it is possible for each reader of this book to quicken his or her private perceptions, and to extend and expand the quality of ordinary consciousness enough so that by contrast to current experience, life could almost be thought of as “heaven on earth”.
“This involves a re-education of the most profound nature.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session June 1, 1984)

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