Let me forget my brother’s past today.

   An unkind word is spoken, and then another.

   A thought of hate, a gesture of contempt, a stance of anger.

   Grievances and judgment mortar these bricks of pain together, one by one.

   Another wall built between a brother and I.

   And so it continues. Each nuance of my brother’s voice, each gesture he makes, each word unsaid, I make assumptions and then fill my mind with resentments.

   More bricks.

   This can continue for a long time, perhaps a lifetime, building the wall higher and higher. What does this all do for me but keep me imprisoned behind the wall of fear. Keeping me away from my brother when I think I am keeping him away from me.

   Could there truly be happiness here behind these cold, stone walls?
   Could there be another way?


Excerpt from Lesson 288 in our Journey Through the Workbook for Students: Divine Messages


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