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,
Be sure to listen below to today’s podcast episode on this lesson (only a couple of minutes long) as I expand on what I have written here. See link below.