This lesson starts off with this idea, “My only function is the one God gave me,” as my reaffirmation of my commitment to salvation. I have to make a commitment, follow through with the commitment and embrace the commitment. If I do not, then, the way I feel is going to be in contrast with what I could feel, which would be peace.
We also are asked to extend our practice perioods to some 10-15 minutes. This is not too much to ask, even though it may seem so. Is not our salvation worth it? Is not peace of mind worth the time given to God?
Here we are being observant of our thoughts, recognizing them, not entertaining them, per se, instead we are dismissing them. We make excuses all the time why we can’t take the time to practice our lesson of the day, or join in our study groups, or read a little each or even practice what Jesus tells us in real life, everyday situations. The Course is not just for reading, it is for applying in every aspect of your life. If you truly want peace and happiness, use it. Tell yourself that you will practice this today.
Let your thoughts be washed clean so you may accept the truth of Who you are. No matter what you have told yourself thus far today or any day, right now you can begin again. And if you forget 5 minutes from now, begin again. That is the beauty of A Course in Miracles, you always have a new and shining moment.
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