Think how different your life would be if you really felt "There is nothing to fear." That sentence is today's exercise. We declare there is nothing to fear because illusions cannot touch us. Salvation means we are saved from false thinking, and the illusions they produce. In affirming that there is nothing to fear, we are affirming the ultimate reality of love and the unreality of fear.
There is nothing to fear.
The idea for today simply states a fact. It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts. In truth there is nothing to fear. It is very easy to recognize this. But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true.
Today's practice periods will be very short, very simple and very frequent. Merely repeat the idea as often as possible. You can use it with your eyes open at any time and in any situation. It is strongly recommended, however, that you take a minute or so whenever possible to close your eyes and repeat the idea slowly to yourself several times. It is particularly important that you use the idea immediately, should anything disturb your peace of mind.
The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.
Quote of the Day
"Our ego is merely our fear. We all have egos, that doesn't make us bad people. Our egos are not where we are bad but where we are wounded. The Course says that we are 'all afraid on some level that if people saw who we really are, they would recoil in horror.' That is why we invent the mask, to hide our true selves. But the true self—the Christ within us—is that which is most beautiful. We must reveal ourselves at the deepest level in order to find out how lovable we really are."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles