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The Key to Peace of Mind

My only function [forgiveness] is the one God gave me. The idea for today reaffirms your commitment to salvation. It also reminds you that you have no function other than that. Both these thoughts are obviously necessary for a total commitment. Salvation cannot be the only purpose you hold while you still cherish others. The full acceptance of salvation [forgiveness] as your only function necessarily entails two phases; the recognition of salvation as your function, and the relinquishment of all the other goals you have invented for yourself.

This is the only way in which you can find peace of mind.

Today’s idea offers you escape from all your perceived difficulties. It places the key to the door of peace, which you have closed upon yourself, in your own hands. It gives you the answer to all the searching you have done since time began. (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 65,W-pI.65.1;2:3;3:2-4. See also ACIM Lesson 65 Insights.)

Peace of mind is the payoff for forgiveness. And a peaceful state of mind experiences the unity of God’s Love. All of us are seeking this. In the ego world we experience lack of Love and constant conflict. This is the solution that resolves all conflict and clears away the barriers to Love’s presence.

We do not really want to continue going down the myriad dead ends the ego leads us on. It cannot lead us to the peace of mind or to changeless Love because it does not know the way. It can only offer meaningless substitutes.

Now is the time to commit to the practice of bringing all our perceptions to the Holy Spirit with willingness to see them as He sees them. He will show us the truth that lies beyond the ego’s false images. This is the journey to peace of mind.

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