Keys to this Lesson
Today’s idea shows us the conditions that will prevail in the other way of seeing.
Take note: Peace of mind is an internal matter.
It begins with OUR thoughts, and then extends outward.
It is from our peaceful mind that we will see a peaceful perception.
3, 5 minute practice periods.
One in the morning, evening and another at a time suitable to you.
Eyes closed during this practice.
We are focusing on applying this idea to our inner world.
We start off with mind searching.
Search for fear thoughts, anxiety-provoking situations, “offending” personalities or events, and anything that you think of as unloving.
Note them and repeat the idea slowly, allowing the next thought to come to mind.
If you experience difficulty with certain subjects, just repeat the idea to yourself slowly.
At this point do not worry about applying it to anything specific.
Just do not exclude anything purposefully.
Frequent short applications throughout the day.
Use whenever you lose your peace of mind.
Jesus says to protect yourself from temptation throughout the day.
Use this form if you find temptation arise:
I could see peace in this situation instead of what I now see in it.
If your peace of mind becomes one of depression, anxiety, worry or anger, use the idea as originally presented:
I could see peace instead of this.
If you still feel discomfort, take several minutes to repeat the idea until you feel some relief.
You can also use:
I can replace my feelings of depression, anxiety or worry [or my thoughts about this situation, personality or event] with peace.