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How to Find Peace and Happiness

In quietness are all things answered, and is every problem quietly resolved. In conflict [separation] there can be no answer and no resolution, for its purpose is to make no resolution possible, and to ensure no answer will be plain. A problem set in conflict has no answer, for it is seen in different ways. And what would be an answer from one point of view is not an answer in another light. You are in conflict. Thus it must be clear you cannot answer anything at all, for conflict has no limited effects. Yet if God gave an answer there must be a way in which your problems are resolved, for what He wills already has been done.

Thus it must be that time is not involved and every problem can be answered now. Yet it must also be that, in your state of mind [believing in separation], solution is impossible. Therefore, God must have given you a way of reaching to another state of mind in which the answer is already there. Such is the holy instant. It is here that all your problems should be brought and left. Here they belong, for here their answer is. And where its answer is, a problem must be simple and be easily resolved. It must be pointless to attempt to solve a problem where the answer cannot be. Yet just as surely it must be resolved, if it is brought to where the answer is.

Attempt to solve no problems but within the holy instant’s surety. For there the problem will be answered and resolved. (A Course in Miracles, T-27.IV.1:1-3:2. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

If we want to find peace and happiness, we must give up thinking we can find answers on our own. Believing we are separate and on our own is the core of every problem. We cannot ask the source of a problem for the answer to the problem and receive resolution. We must look beyond the problem, the state of mind that harbors problems.

In this world conflict seems very real. We need to practice stepping back and going to the quiet place in our mind. This quiet place is ever present because it is the Mind of our true Self. But we must redirect our focus from the mind of conflict to the quiet mind, where true resolution can be found.

When a problem looms large and seems threatening, it takes vigilance to step back from the conflict and let peace return to our mind. It may take extra effort to reach that quiet place as conflicting thoughts stream through our mind. We need to set those thoughts aside and focus again on the peace within. As we let that peace grow strong in our awareness, the helpful answer that brings resolution is welcomed.

The more this process is practiced, the easier it becomes to let our problems be resolved. Sometimes a simple mental process of pausing and asking for inspiration is all we need to see the path to resolution. Other issues may seem more difficult but only need more vigilance to return to the peace in our minds. In that place of peace the resolution comes just as easily for every conflict or issue. Let us join together in willingness to go to the quiet place within to let all problems be resolved.

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