It only takes about 15 minutes to get quiet and find an inner silence. This is a practice. It doesn’t have to take a long time. But just to set the tone for the day, to read a lesson or quiet the mind means you are dedicating your life to peace. Perfect peace is within you and all around you, but you can miss it. It means setting the goal for the day. If you state “I want to be peaceful, happy, joyful and have wonderful adventures today,” you will be amazed at what can happen.
Love is all around you and you are IT. Your only obstacle to this realization is fear. So notice any fear thoughts? Identify them, recognize their nothingness and move on. I had a student ask yesterday, “so if the fear is gone, I will still sometimes feel it?” I couldn’t answer right away. Then it became clear. If it is gone, it will no longer have the charge, the energy of entrapment. You may notice that you used to have the fear in certain situations, but when it is gone, it is gone. The miracle occurs when you decide you WANT it gone. But you don’t know how it is gone. You didn’t do it. It is a miracle of grace that releases it. If you go looking for it, you may make it up again. But why would you want to do that?
Don’t let your fear thoughts trick you into thinking when a fear thought has been released, it is still there. That’s just crazy. It is really gone because you let it go and the miracle occurred. You can deny this, but why would you want to? Be free! Don’t be bound by your own incessant need to examine yourself all the time. Be free of your own possessiveness. You possess everything as a human being. Let go!
There is nothing that this world offers that you truly want. It is temporal, it will eventually die. Fear is not real. Death cannot hurt you. There is only love and this is what you are. It is an acceptance of what is true. You can’t be truly happy and be fearful. Fear of death is fear of nothing. It isn’t real. You cannot die. You cannot obliterate your consciousness. Love is all around you! It is YOU.
Love knows not of fear. It is quiet, and judges not. Forgiveness occurs when you no longer value your separateness, your grievance with yourself. When you have mercy on yourself, you will have mercy on others. This is how you become free. Surrender, release, and relinquishment. Resign as your own teacher. Your self-constructed identity is not real nor has any meaning whatsoever. It has only brought you pain from the moment you conceived of it.
So it is actually effortless to release what is not true anyway. I love it. I love that love is so reasonable.