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It is important to remember that we all have everything we need now, and that the essence of our being is “love.” If we think we need to get something from another person we will love that person when we get what we think we want, and we will hate that person when we do not. We frequently have love/hate relationships in which we find ourselves trading conditional love. The “getting” motivation leads to conflict and expressions of hostility towards ourselves and others.

On the other hand, the “giving” motivation leads to a sense of inner peace and joy that is unrelated to time. “Giving” means extending one’s love with no conditions, no expectations and no boundaries. Peace of mind occurs, therefore, when we put all of our attention into “giving” and have no desire to get anything from, or to change another person.

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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 ¬†increases 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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Lesson 9

Giving and receiving are one and must occur together. I can only receive what I give. This is true in all situations and relationships in my life.

Since I want to receive peace and love throughout this day, I will say silently or directly to everyone I meet: I offer you peace and love, and accept love and peace for myself.  

 

 

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Lesson 6

Most of the time I see a fragmented world where nothing seems to make much sense. The bits and pieces of my daily experience reflect the chaos I see within. Today, I welcome a new perception of myself and the world.

Repeat to yourself whenever you feel that your peace is threatened by anything or anyone: I choose to see the unity of peace instead of the fragmentation of fear.

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