I See Only Your Perfection: Turning Away from Ego

I See Only Your Perfection: Turning Away from Ego

by John Joseph Creek

ISBN: 9781452560786

Publisher BalboaPress

Published in Biographies & Memoirs/Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Christian Books & Bibles, Religion & Spirituality, Reference, Nonfiction

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Book Description

Turning Away from Ego, the first book in the I See Only Your Perfection series, relates visions and experiences of my early spiritual search in which I was gently guided away from self-destructive patterns of thought and behavior. This process, which began with my study of A Course in Miracles and other spiritual texts, led to surprising spiritual answers to everyday problems related to health, finances, career choices and relationships.

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I had been putting off the eye exam for months. Although my doctor had prescribed glasses six years earlier, I had never gotten them. Even so, I had managed to get back every year for the glaucoma test, which the optometrist had always given me for free. I was beginning to feel like I was taking advantage of the good doctor's generosity, so this time I had made the appointment for the full blown exam. I wasn't looking forward to revisiting the glasses issue again, but somehow it seemed like the right thing to do.

As I walked, my mind drifted back to how work had been going. It had been several years since I had joined the transition department. After the initial honeymoon, I had hit some rough spots. Things were much better now, and I could trace the change back to a decision I had made months earlier. I had asked God to help me understand my part in the negative dynamics with my co-workers. For some reason, at the present moment, I couldn't remember the exact prayer, which seemed strange, since I had repeated it so many times. But whatever it was, it had definitely been answered.

The new recognition of my role in the negativity had been hard to face and even harder to change, but the results were beginning to show. I was getting along better with people in the office and was much more at peace with myself.

I continued to reflect on these pleasant thoughts during the examination. As usual, I enjoyed chatting with the doctor; before I knew it, the exam was over. As I braced myself for the pitch about glasses, I was surprised to hear him announce that I had twenty-twenty vision. I was too dazed to say much of anything.

As I walked out into the sunshine, my inner voice, which I had become so accustomed to in recent months, whispered the previously forgotten prayer, "Father help me see what I need to see."

And we both began to laugh.


Excerpted from "I See Only Your Perfection: Turning Away from Ego" by John Joseph Creek. Copyright © 2012 by John Joseph Creek. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
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