According to this lesson, there is a vicious circle unless I want to change how I see. I know I have seen this in my own life. The more I focused on those who attacked me, the more I wanted to attack to keep my sights set on revenge. Living in fear was my way. I had to always keep a lookout for the attack at every corner, yet not recognizing it was my own. It was not a very pretty way to live and I thank God for the Course coming into my life years ago.
Can these attack thoughts still creep in? Sure, but now I recognize them more quickly and can change my mind and forgive. These lessons help us to get to that place. It is peace I desire and if I trust Jesus and his lessons, then I know peace of mind is mine.
This world is to hide the self-attack thoughts because of the seeming separation from God. This will unfold as we realize that this world is not the world we wish to see.
Peace to all,