It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain

It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain. Nothing external to your mind can hurt or injure you in any way. There is no cause beyond yourself that can reach down and bring oppression. No one but yourself affects you. There is nothing in the world that has the power to make you ill or sad, or weak or frail. But it is you who have the power to dominate all things you see by merely recognizing what you are.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

Accept not suffering

Illusion recognized must disappear. Accept not suffering, and you remove the thought of suffering. Your blessing lies on every­one who suffers, when you choose to see all suffering as what it is. The thought of sacrifice gives rise to all the forms that suffer­ing appears to take. And sacrifice is an idea so mad that sanity dismisses it at once.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

The world believes that to possess a thing, it must be kept. Salvation teaches otherwise.

No one can give what he has not received. To give a thing requires first you have it in your own possession. Here the laws of Heaven and the world agree. But here they also separate. The world believes that to possess a thing, it must be kept. Salvation teaches otherwise. To give is how to recognize you have received. It is the proof that what you have is yours.

You understand that you are healed when you give healing. You accept forgiveness as accomplished in yourself when you forgive. You recognize your brother as yourself, and thus do you perceive that you are whole. There is no miracle you cannot give, for all are given you. Receive them now by opening the storehouse of your mind where they are laid, and giving them away.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles L.159

Once I have accepted my holiness, nothing can make me afraid

My holiness is my salvation.

Since my holiness saves me from all guilt, recognizing my holiness is recognizing my salvation. It is also recognizing the salva­tion of the world. Once I have accepted my holiness, nothing can make me afraid. And because I am unafraid, everyone must share in my understanding, which is the gift of God to me and to the world.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

I am not the victim of the world I see

I am not the victim of the world I see.

How can I be the victim in a world that can be completely undone if I do choose? My chains are loosened. I can dorp them off merely by desiring to do so. The prison door is open. I can leave simply by walking out. Nothing holds me in this world. Only my wish to stay keeps me a prisoner. I would give up my insane wishes and walk into the sunlight at last.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles