Today, I choose to focus on one idea–that a meaningless world engenders fear. Sure it does! If I see a world without meaning, I am frightened because nothing is dependable or stable. Even the planet itself is chaotic, with volcanoes, violent storms, earthquakes and the rest. That is why my insane thoughts show me fear; however, this image is not real, and if I open my mind to the Light, I will see quite a different world; one that pictures a peaceful environment in which fear is impossible.

“(13) A meaningless world engenders fear.
The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust. Nothing in madness is dependable. It holds out no safety and no hope. But such a world is not real. I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.”

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