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Lesson 16

Without condemnation I can be free of guilt and fear. If I believe that I can hurt others, I must also believe that they can harm me. Today, I will claim my own freedom by accepting forgiveness for myself and extending it to everyone, as I remind myself: I choose gladly to release myself and everyone I know from the prison of condemnation.

 

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Lesson 13

Not recognizing how limited was my vision, I thought it possible to pass judgment on the people and events in my life. Yet many of the experiences which I have seen as difficult or disastrous have provided me with major opportunities to shift my perception. Without these challenges, I could never see that each one gives me another chance to learn the very lessons that I most need.

Today, I will view without judgment everything that occurs, and will remind myself frequently: Everyone exists with me, to be loved, not judged.

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Lesson 12

A defensive response to an “attacking” world will not work, since it ┬áincreases my own feelings of weakness and vulnerability. Only the fearful believe that defenses protect them, not recognizing that they are caught in an endless chain of attack and defense. Yet defenselessness is strength and cannot be attacked. Today I recognize that defenses cannot protect me, but do the opposite of what I want.

Throughout the day when you feel threatened, repeat to yourself: In my defenselessness lies my safety and strength. I choose to leave weakness behind today.

 

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