Lesson 48

“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 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, not necessarily in a place which you
recognize as yet, you have remembered God and let His Strength
take the place of yours.The instant you are willing to do this there is
indeed nothing to fear.