The Introduction to the final lesson says, “His is the only way to find the peace that God has given us. … It is His ending to the dream we seek and not our own.”
As you contemplate the final lesson throughout the day today, it is also helpful to contemplate this excerpt from the Introduction. We seek “His ending” and “not our own.”
Recently I read The Final Understanding by Floyd Henderson. In that book, he wrote:
So many take their favorite teaching method and its teachings as the final step, adopting a religious or spiritual persona and fixating in that role for the remainder of the manifestation…doing spiritual stuff and eating spiritual stuff and wearing spiritual stuff and—in all of their spiritual doingness—living in what they take to be a most non-natural, supernatural, “elevated,” “higher” (and yes, “separate and different”) manner.
In other words, the ego can play the spiritual game. It can believe the teachings and imagine itself living them. The ego gets a sense of satisfaction out of being the spiritual one. However, we aren’t seeking a new game for the ego to play. We do not seek an elevated, spiritual persona or even an elevated, spiritual community. We seek “His ending” and “not our own.”
Let humility be the name of our game. We are students until the very end (even if we happen to be placed in a teaching role).