Daily Inspiration

Finding Our Happiness and Safety

Minds that are joined and recognize they are, can feel no guilt. For they cannot attack, and they rejoice that this is so, seeing their safety in this happy fact. Their joy is in the innocence they see. And thus they seek for it, because it is their purpose to behold it and rejoice. Everyone seeks for what will bring him joy as he defines it.

Perception’s basic law could thus be said, “You will rejoice at what you see because you see it to rejoice.” And while you think that suffering and sin will bring you joy, so long will they be there for you to see. Nothing is harmful or beneficent apart from what you wish.… The Son of God creates to bring him joy, sharing his Father’s purpose in his own creation, that his joy might be increased, and God’s along with his.

You maker of a world that is not so, take rest and comfort in another world where peace abides. This world you bring with you to all the weary eyes and tired hearts that look on sin and beat its sad refrain. From you can come their rest. From you can rise a world they will rejoice to look upon, and where their hearts are glad. In you there is a vision that extends to all of them, and covers them in gentleness and light. (A Course in Miracles,T-25.IV.1:1-5;2:1-3,7;3:1-5.. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Whatever we think will make us happy we believe is our salvation. And we will use whatever means we believe will bring us salvation. If we believe we are separate in a world of separation, we will seek forms that we believe will make us happy and safe.

Yet forms have no power of their own and only seem to have effect because of our belief in them. Thus our sense of happiness and safety is always tenuous and subject to change without notice. That is why our seeming existence in the world of form always carries an underlying sense of fear. The world of form denies the one Source of changeless joy and Love.

The Mind of our true Self knows it is joined with changeless Love everywhere. It sees only this changeless Love beyond the illusions of form. It disregards the illusions, knowing they are nothing and have no effect. As we accept the Self that Love created as our Identity, we recognize that we are joined with all minds, for they are united with us in the One Mind of Love. Our joy overflows as Love extends through us, creating Love in Its own Image. Only Love creates and only like Itself. Here is our joy and our safety.

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