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28: The Hidden Belief in Specialness

When it comes to the topic of specialness, the Course is challenging something in us that we have hoped to keep forever hidden and safely undisturbed. The goal to achieve “special favor”, the Course says, is what originally drove the separation and it’s what drives us now – to disastrous effect. Accordingly, the reason we all hide our quest for specialness, even from ourselves, is the very reason we need to give it up: Specialness puts us at war with all our brothers. It therefore makes us fundamentally alone. In this podcast, Robert and Emily have a very candid discussion on facing our addiction to being special – human race’s guilty secret—and how we can let go of this need in recognition of our equal holiness and worth.

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