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Meaninglessness and Despair

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

For at least a couple of years I have been contemplating the synergy between:

1. “Learn now, without despair, there is no hope of answer in the world.” (T.31.IV.4.3 – bold mine). What would make it possible to learn there is no hope in the world WITHOUT DESPAIR?

2. “I do not know the thing I am, and therefore do not know what I am doing, where I am, or how to look upon the world or on myself.” (T.31.V.17.7) I wonder if any have really come to this realization. Yet ACIM says: “…in this learning is salvation born.”

3. Lesson 13 – A meaningless world engenders fear. Doesn’t it just???? And is not despair the same as fear? I wonder how many, if any, have really come to grips with the fact that absolutely everything in the personal world is meaningless, including me?