A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Thought"
T1B3F "She thought it would be safer to dissociate the two."
T1B12B "Thought can create lower-order or higher-order realities."
T2B15 "But remember a very early thought of your own, "Never underestimate the power of denial.""
T2B54 "I ALMOST thought briefly that he turned into a devil."
T2B54 "I got just a LITTLE scared, and the possession idea came in for a while, but I thought it SO silly, that there is no point in taking it seriously."
T2C12 "Implicit in this is the corollary that correction belongs at the thought level, and NOT at either level to which creation is inapplicable."
T2E6 "Neither you nor Bill have thought about it very much, either."
T2E6 "I thought I'd take a chance, even though you are so resistant, because I MIGHT be able to make you feel better."
T2E8 "For example, when you say "don't give it a thought", you are implying that if you do not think about something, it will have no effect on you."
T2E9 "For example, you say, "just an idle thought", and mean that the thought has no effect."
T2E9 "You also speak of some actions as "thoughtless", implying that if the person HAD thought, he would not have behaved as he did."
T2E9 "You also use phrases like "thought provoking", which is bland enough, but the term "a provoking thought" means something quite different."
T2E10 "While expressions like "think big" give some recognition to the power of thought, they still come nowhere near the truth."
T2E10 "It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power-surge that can literally move mountains."
T2E13 "Given a death wish, a man has no choice except to ACT upon his thought, or behave CONTRARY TO it."
T2E14 "The other possibility is that he depreciates the power of his thought."
T2E15 "The reason why people are afraid of ESP, and so often react against it, is because they KNOW that thought can hurt them."
T2E18 "Miracle-working entails a full realization of the power of thought, and real avoidance of miscreation."
T2F2 "The Last Judgment is generally thought of as a procedure undertaken by God."
T3A17 "Even if she didn't want it, she would have been able to use the thought well."
T3A18 "He thought he took care of it by holding the door of a cab which did come for that lady, but he was misguided in this belief."
T3E1 "Helen Schucman also thought later: Every time there is anything unlovable that crosses one's mind (re sex, possession, etc.)"
T3E10 "Knowledge is a result of revelation, and induces only thought (thinking)."
T3E11 "But I thought you might be glad to learn that you are much better off with DIFFERENT perceptual problems than you would be if you suffered from similar ones."
T3F15 "(He would have thought better if he had said "entirely separated.")"
T3G11 "This is avoided, however, if "image" is understood to mean "thought," and "likeness" is taken as "of a like quality.""
T3G11 "God DID create the Son in His own Thought, and of a quality like to His own."
T3G16 "God's miracles are as total as His Thought, because they ARE His thoughts."
T3G18 "THE word is really a thought."
T3G18 "No one WORD is universally meaningful, because a word is a symbol, but thought is not divisible by creation."
T3G18 "The original name for "thought" and "word" was the same."
T3G18 "The quotation should read "In the beginning was the thought, and the thought was with God, and the thought WAS God.""
T3G21 "The procedure must involve the recognition rather than the denial of the importance of thought."
T3G45 "He insisted that his own existence was not open to doubt, and rebuilt his entire thought system on the one premise "I think, therefore I am.""
T3I1 "Every system of thought MUST have a starting point."
T3I4 "The devil is a frightening concept ONLY because he is thought of as extremely powerful and extremely active."
T3I6 "It is an order of reality, or a system of thought that is PERFECTLY real in time, though not in Eternity."
T4A5 "We have already corrected "word" to "thought," and he IS free to allocate the authorship for his thoughts as he elects."
T4B3 "Untenable positions such as this are the result of the authority problem, which, because it accepts the one inconceivable thought as its premise, can only produce ideas which are inconceivable."
T4C3 "There could be no better example of the fact that the ego is an idea, though not a reality-based thought."
T4D16 "Note: Helen Schucman became very fearful here, and rather vaguely thought the answer was: "Thou shalt have no other Gods before me, because there ARE none."
T4E4 "In every case you have thought wrongly about some Soul that God created, and are perceiving images your ego makes in a darkened glass."
T4E4 "Think honestly what you have thought that God would NOT have thought, and what you have NOT thought that God would have you think."
T4F8 "If you remember, there were a number of solutions you attempted, all ego-based, not because you thought they would really work, but because the question ITSELF was obscure."
T5A3 "YOU are being blessed by every beneficent thought of any of your brothers anywhere."
T5B1 "Healing is an act of thought by which two minds perceive their oneness, and become glad."
T5B5 "It asks that you may think as I thought, joining with me in Christ-thinking."
T5D14 "It teaches you how to keep me as the model for your thought, and behave like me as a result."
T5E2 "Being thought, the idea GAINS AS IT IS SHARED."
T5E13 "It was not an act, but a thought."
T5F2 "I have saved all of your kindnesses and every loving thought you have had, and I assure you, you have had many."
T5F9 "Every loving thought held in ANY part (of the Sonship) belongs to every part."
T5F15 "Ideas do not LEAVE the mind which thought them in order to have separate being."
T5G5 "The ego is quite literally a fearful thought."
T5G11 "What YOU have made can always be changed, because when you do not think LIKE God, you have not really thought at all."
T5G11 "Delusional ideas are NOT thought, but you CAN think that you believe in them."
T5G12 "The function of thought comes FROM God and is IN God."
T5G12 "As part of HIS thought, you cannot think APART from Him."
T5G12 "Irrational thought is a thought DISORDER."
T5G12 "God Himself orders your thought, because your thought was created BY Him."
T5G13 "Every thought disorder is attended by guilt at its inception, and MAINTAINED by guilt in its continuance."
T5G13 "Guilt is inescapable for those who believe that they order their OWN thought, and must therefore obey its orders."
T5H1 "Having given up its thought DISORDER, the proper ordering of thought becomes quite apparent."
T5H10 "Actually, all it really means is that the Holy Spirit in later generations retains the power to interpret CORRECTLY what former generations have thought, and thus release THEIR thoughts from the ability to produce fear ANYWHERE in the Sonship."
T5H11 "Every loveless thought MUST be undone, and even the word "undone" is fearful to the ego, which interprets "I am undone" as "I am destroyed.""
T5H11 "The ego will NOT be destroyed, because it is part of YOUR thought."
T5H12 "The part of your thought which you have given TO the ego will merely return to the Kingdom, where your whole mind BELONGS."
T5I3 "Fear DISTORTS thinking, and therefore DISorders thought."
T5I3 "Freud's system of thought was extremely ingenious, because Freud was extremely ingenious."
T5I4 "Freud lost much of the potential value of his own thought system because, much like Cayce, he did NOT include himself in it."
T5I4 "Freud's thought was so conflicted that he could not have retained his sanity as HE saw it WITHOUT dissociating."
T5I5 "Clarity of thought CANNOT occur under conditions of vacillation."
T5I5 "It stands UNDER perception because you have denied it as the REAL foundation of thought."
T6A2 "And NO ONE can organize his life without ANY thought system."
T6A2 "Once he has developed a thought system of any kind, he lives by it and TEACHES it."
T6A3 "You have been chosen to teach the Atonement precisely BECAUSE you have been EXTREME examples of allegiance to your thought systems, and therefore have developed the capacity FOR allegiance."
T6B17 "I emphasize this only because I do not want you to allow ANY fear to enter into the thought system toward which I am guiding you."
T6B18 "This is because he thought, and still thinks at times, that teaching leads to crucifixion rather than to re-awakening."
T6B19 "The crucifixion was a complex of behaviors arising out of clearly opposed thought systems."
T6C8 "God created His Sons by extending His Thought and retaining the extensions of His Thought in His Mind."
T6E1 "Herein lies its primary perceptual error, the foundation of its whole thought system."
T6E11 "You are in an impossible situation only because you thought it was possible to be in one."
T6E13 "What would be gained if God proved to you that you have thought insanely?"
T6F2 "So He thought, "My Children sleep, and must be awakened.""
T6F10 "It is a real foundation stone of the thought system I teach and want YOU to teach."
T6G1 "Many thought that I was attacking them, even though it is quite apparent that I was NOT."
T6G2 "What you must understand is that, when you do not SHARE a thought system, you ARE weakening it."
T6G2 "This is because everyone identifies himself WITH his thought system, and EVERY thought system centers on WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE."
T6G2 "If the center of the thought system is TRUE, only truth extends outward from it."
T6G6 "The ego's judgment, then, is predetermined by what it IS, though not more so than is any other product of thought."
T6G7 "Helen thought he had become (quite) irrational on this point, but it was quite strongly reinforced in HIS mind, and so he wanted to teach it in his text."
T6G8 "The way out of conflict between two opposing thought systems is clearly TO CHOOSE ONE AND RELINQUISH THE OTHER."
T6G8 "If you identify WITH your thought system, and you cannot escape this, and if you accept two thought systems which are in COMPLETE DISagreement, peace of mind IS impossible."
T6G11 "This is still a preliminary step, because having and being are still not equated but it is more advanced than the first step, which is really only a thought REVERSAL."
T6G14 "As you take this step and HOLD THIS DIRECTION, you will be pushing toward the center of your thought system, where the FUNDAMENTAL change will occur."
T6H1 "In YOUR mind, and your mind ONLY, He sorts out the true from the false, and teaches you to judge every thought that you allow to ENTER in the light of what God PUT there."
T6H4 "Yet it is still a lesson in thought REVERSAL, because it implies that there is something you must be vigilant AGAINST."
T7A2 "If you created GOD and He created you, the KINGDOM could not increase through its OWN creative thought."
T7A2 "As God's creative Thought proceeds FROM Him TO you, so must YOUR creative thoughts proceed FROM you to YOUR creations."
T7B6 "To heal is the ONLY kind of thinking in this world that resembles the Thought of God, and because of the elements which they SHARE, can transfer TO it."
T7E4 "It is PERFECTLY clear in its thought, because it is a reflection of PERFECT Thought."
T7G1 "This is part of the law of Creation, and therefore governs ALL thought."
T7G2 "If you do not believe you can do this, you have DENIED the power of your thought, and thus rendered it powerLESS in your belief."
T7G9 "When YOU believe what God DOES NOT KNOW, your thought seems to CONTRADICT His, and this makes it appear AS IF YOU ARE ATTACKING HIM."
T7G10 "While you believe that two totally contradictory thought systems SHARE truth, your need for vigilance is apparent."
T7G12 "If you dissociate your mind FROM it, you are perceiving the most powerful force in the universe of thought AS IF it were weak, because you do NOT believe YOU are part of it."
T7G14 "But because it IS something else it WILL attack your thought system and divide your allegiance."
T7H12 "Perceive ANY part of the ego's thought system as wholly insane, wholly delusional, and wholly undesirable, and you have CORRECTLY EVALUATED ALL OF IT."
T7J4 "The ego's whole thought system BLOCKS extension, and therefore blocks YOUR ONLY FUNCTION."
T8D9 "Having made this choice, you will begin to learn and understand why you have believed that when you met someone else, you have thought he WAS someone else."
T8D10 "Through His power and glory all your wrong decisions are undone COMPLETELY, releasing you AND your brothers from EVERY IMPRISONING THOUGHT ANY part of the Sonship has accepted."
T8F5 "This son of a loving father left his home and thought he squandered everything for nothing of any value, though he did not know its worthlessness at the time."
T8F5 "He was ashamed to return to his father, because he thought he had hurt him."
T8F9 "God's will IS thought."
T8F9 "It cannot be contradicted BY thought."
T8F9 "But their thought is so powerful that they can even imprison the mind of God's Son IF THEY SO CHOOSE."
T8G8 "Remember that the Bible says, "The word (or thought) was made flesh.""
T8G8 "Thought cannot be MADE into flesh except by belief, because thought is NOT physical."
T8G8 "But thought IS communication, for which the body can be used."
T8G16 "You are NOT limited by the body, and thought CANNOT be made flesh."
T8G19 "Do not arrest your thought in this world, and you will open your mind to Creation in God."
T8I8 "The Bible enjoins you to be perfect, to heal ALL errors, to take no thought of the body AS SEPARATE, and to accomplish all things IN MY NAME."
T8I10 "The re-establishing of meaning in a chaotic thought system IS the only way to heal it."
T10A1 "Neither God nor the ego proposes a partial thought system."
T10A2 "Yet that IS its insane premise, which is carefully hidden in the dark cornerstone of its thought system."
T10A2 "And either the ego, which you made, IS your father, or its whole thought system will not stand."
T10B1 "The cornerstone of God's creation is YOU, for HIS thought system is light."
T10B1 "The more you approach the center of HIS thought system, the clearer the light becomes."
T10B1 "The closer you come to the foundation of the ego's thought system, the darker and more obscure becomes the way."
T10B1 "Bring this light fearlessly with you, and hold it up to the foundation of the ego's thought system bravely."
T10B3 "For in this lies the beginning of knowledge; the foundation on which God will help you build again the thought system which you share WITH Him."
T10C1 "Every ATTACK is a step AWAY from this, and every healing thought brings it closer."
T10C4 "Every healing thought which you ACCEPT, either FROM your brother or in your OWN mind, teaches you that you are God's Son."
T10C4 "But in every hurtful thought you hold, wherever you perceive it, lies the denial of God's Fatherhood and your Sonship."
T10D6 "For what is unlike God cannot enter His Mind, because it was not in His Thought, and therefore does not belong to Him."
T10F1 "We are ready to look more closely at the ego's thought system, because together we have the lamp that will dispel it, and since you realize you do not WANT it, you MUST be ready."
T10F15 "Holding error clearly in mind, and protecting what it has made real, the ego proceeds to the next step in its thought system; that error is real, and TRUTH IS ERROR."
T10F17 "For reasoning ends at its beginning, and no thought system transcends its source."
T10H1 "Every loving thought that the Son of God ever had is eternal."
T10H6 "NOT ONE THOUGHT YOU HOLD IS WHOLLY TRUE."
T10H12 "Christ is the Son of God Who is in no way separate from His Father, Whose EVERY thought is as loving as the Thought of His Father, by which He was created."
T11B1 "Every loving thought is true."
T11H10 "If you think you have received anything ELSE, it is because you have looked within, and thought you saw the power to GIVE something else WITHIN YOURSELF."
T11I6 "You were redeemed the instant you thought you had deserted Him."
T11J2 "Not one of them but has thought that God is cruel."
T12B5 "Most of the time you DISMISS it, BUT YOU DO NOT DISMISS THE EGO'S THOUGHT SYSTEM."
T12C7 "For BENEATH them, and concealed as long as THEY are hidden, is the loving mind that THOUGHT it made them in anger."
T12C8 "For He will heal every little thought that you have kept to hurt you, and cleanse it of its littleness, restoring it to the magnitude of God."
T13B2 "He is a thought of God, and God has GIVEN Him to you, because He has NO thoughts He does not share."
T13D7 "And it will seem incredible that he had ever thought his Father loved him not, and looked upon him as condemned."
T13F3 "And if you have and give and are EVERYTHING, and ALL THIS HAS BEEN DENIED, your thought system is closed off, and wholly separated from the truth."
T13H9 "No thought of God's Son CAN be separate, or isolated in its effects."
T13I2 "The state of guiltlessness is only the condition in which what is NOT there has been REMOVED, from the disordered mind that THOUGHT it WAS."
T14B5 "PROTECT his purity from every thought that would steal it away, and keep it from his sight."
T14F10 "SEPARATELY, they seem to hold, but PUT THEM TOGETHER, and the system of thought which arises from JOINING them, is incoherent and utterly chaotic."
T14F11 "Take no thought FOR YOURSELF, for no thought you hold IS for yourself."
T14F12 "Neither his mind, NOR YOURS, holds but these two orders of thought."
T15B2 "If death were thought of merely as an end of pain, would it be FEARED?"
T15B10 "Whenever you are tempted to be dispirited by the thought of HOW LONG it would take to change your mind so completely, ask yourself, "How long is an instant?""
T15E8 "Every thought you would keep hidden shuts communication off, BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE IT SO."
T15E8 "For the holy instant is given and received with EQUAL willingness, being the acceptance of the SINGLE Will that governs ALL thought."
T15F9 "For in the holy instant, FREE of the past, you see that LOVE IS IN YOU, and you HAVE no need to look WITHOUT, and snatch it guiltily from where you THOUGHT it was."
T15G3 "In the holy instant, you recognize the IDEA of love in you, and UNITE this idea with the Mind that thought It, AND COULD NOT RELINQUISH IT."
T15J9 "For, if GOD would demand total sacrifice of you, you thought it safer to project Him outward and AWAY from you, and NOT be host to Him."
T15K1 "Do not try longer to KEEP APART your thoughts and the Thought that has been GIVEN you."
T15K2 "And no thought ALIEN to His Oneness can abide with Him there."
T16A4 "Keep but one thought in mind, and do not lose sight of it, however tempted you may be to judge the situation, and DETERMINE your response BY judging it."
T16D1 "If you will consider WHAT you have taught, and how alien it is to what you THOUGHT you knew, you will be COMPELLED to recognize that your Teacher came from BEYOND your thought-system, and so could look upon it fairly, and perceive it was untrue."
T16F10 "For these are only ATTRIBUTES of the whole religion of the separation, and the total context in which it is thought to occur."
T16G8 "And you cannot keep PART of the thought-system that taught you it WAS real, and understand the Thought that REALLY knows what you are."
T16G8 "You HAVE allowed the Thought of your reality to enter your minds, and, because YOU invited it, it WILL abide with you."
T17E5 "The insane PROTECT their thought systems, BUT THEY DO IT INSANELY."
T17E14 "And what you SEE there, YOU will recognize as what it is; a picture of what YOU THOUGHT WAS REAL, and nothing more."
T17E15 "This is no figured REPRESENTATION of a thought-system, but the Thought Itself."
T17F9 "A sense of aimlessness will come to haunt you, and to remind you of all the ways you once SOUGHT for satisfaction, and THOUGHT you found it."
T17H2 "The thought of bodies IS the sign of faithlessness, for bodies CANNOT solve anything."
T18B8 "You are NOT joined together by illusions, but in the Thought so holy and so perfect that illusions cannot remain to darken the holy place in which you stand together."
T18E9 "Only in your minds, WHICH THOUGHT IT DID, is its undoing needful."
T18G14 "The "something" can be ANYTHING and ANYWHERE; a sound, a sight, a thought, a memory, even a more GENERAL idea, WITHOUT specific reference."
T18H3 "Its whole attraction is imaginary, and therefore MUST be thought of from the past, or in the future."
T18I3 "Think how alone and frightened is this little thought, this infinitesimal illusion, holding itself apart, against the universe."
T18I5 "Each body seems to house a SEPARATE mind, a DISCONNECTED thought, living alone and in no way joined to the Thought by which it was created."
T18I9 "The Thought of God surrounds your little kingdom, waiting at the barrier you built, to come in and shine upon the barren ground."
T18J1 "Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs."
T18J1 "But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart, to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery."
T18J6 "For the REALITY of guilt is the illusion which seems to make it heavy and opaque, impenetrable, and a REAL foundation for the ego's thought system."
T18J10 "Here is the new perception, where everything is bright and shining with innocence, washed in the waters of forgiveness, and cleansed of every evil thought you laid upon it."
T19B4 "For PART of it is sought through the body, THOUGHT OF as a means for seeking out reality through ATTACK."
T19B15 "You CAN enslave a body, but an IDEA is free, INCAPABLE of being kept in prison, or limited in ANY way,EXCEPT BY THE MIND THAT THOUGHT IT."
T19I3 "And death is the result of the thought we call the ego, as surely as life is the result of the Thought of God."
T19J8 "The infancy of salvation is carefully guarded by love, preserved from every thought that would attack it, and quietly made ready to fulfill the mighty task for which it was GIVEN you."
T19L7 "You THOUGHT He sinned, because you cast the veil of sin upon Him to HIDE His loveliness."
T20C6 "Listen and hear this carefully, nor think it but a dream; -- a careless thought to play with, or a toy you would pick up from time to time and then put by."
T20D8 "This one wild thought, fierce in its arrogance and yet so tiny and so meaningless it slips unnoticed through the universe of truth, becomes your guide."
T20D11 "Here, all thought of ANY separation between us becomes impossible."
T20E9 "You need take thought for nothing, careless of everything except the only purpose that you would fulfill."
T21B1 "They must infer what COULD be seen, from evidence forever indirect, and RECONSTRUCT their inferences as they stumble and fall because of what they did NOT recognize, or walk unharmed through open doorways that they THOUGHT were closed."
T21B1 "But fail to be aware you CAN go through the doors you THOUGHT were closed, but which stand open before unseeing eyes, waiting to WELCOME you."
T21C8 "Simply to recognize again the presence of what you THOUGHT you gave away."
T21H3 "They are indeed a sorry army, each one as likely to attack his brother or turn upon himself, as to remember they THOUGHT they had a common cause."
T21H13 "No thought but has the power to release or kill."
T21I1 "Surely he THOUGHT he wanted happiness."
T22B8 "He is not nurtured by the "something else" you THOUGHT was you."
T22B11 "Think what that instant brought; the RECOGNITION that the "something else" you thought was you IS AN ILLUSION."
T22D1 "The introduction of reason into the ego's thought system is the beginning of its undoing."
T22D2 "For reason SEES THROUGH errors, telling you what you THOUGHT was real is not."
T22D2 "Therefore it tells you what you thought was uncorrectable, CAN be corrected."
T22F6 "And not one that truth can NOT pass over lightly, and so easily that you MUST be convinced, in spite of what you THOUGHT it was, that it was nothing."
T22G8 "You will see your value through each other's eyes, and each one is released as he beholds his Savior IN PLACE of the attacker who he THOUGHT was there."
T22G16 "And every thought in one brings gladness to the other, BECAUSE they are the same."
T22G16 "Joy is unlimited, BECAUSE each shining thought of Love EXTENDS its Being, and creates more of Itself."
T22G16 "For every thought is like Itself."
T23A6 "In kind forgiveness will the world sparkle and shine, and everything you once thought sinful now will be re-interpreted as part of Heaven."
T23C22 "It is BECAUSE it follows that it seems to be a logical conclusion; a valid step in ordered thought."
T23D2 "For no-one THINKS of murder, and escapes the guilt the thought entails."
T24C8 "Not one attack you thought you made on him has taken from him the gift that God would have him give to you."
T24D6 "Yet if you would release your brother from the depths of hell, you have forgiven Him Whose Will it is you rest forever in the arms of peace, in perfect safety, and without the heat and malice of one thought of specialness to mar your rest."
T24E6 "Only this is certain, in this shifting world which has NO meaning in reality: When peace is not with you ENTIRELY, and when you suffer pain of ANY kind, you have beheld some sin within your brother, AND HAVE REJOICED at what you thought was there."
T24F6 "His love for God replaces ALL the fear you thought you saw within yourself."
T24G3 "And no thought within His Mind is absent from your own."
T24G11 "Always attacked and always furious, with anger always fully justified, you have pursued this goal with vigilance you never thought to yield, and effort that you never thought to cease."
T24H3 "All of the love and care, the strong protection, the thought by day and night, the deep concern, the powerful conviction this is you, belong to him."
T24H7 "All this is true, and yet it has no meaning to anyone who still retains one unlearned lesson in his memory; one thought with purpose still uncertain, or one wish with a divided aim."
T25A1 "Christ is within a frame of holiness, whose ONLY purpose is that He may be made manifest to those who know Him not; that He may call to them to come to Him, and see Him where they THOUGHT their bodies were."
T25C7 "Look at its loveliness, and understand the Mind that thought it, NOT in flesh and bones, but in a frame as lovely as Itself."
T25D6 "And when he chooses to AVAIL himself of what is given him, then will he see each situation that he thought before was means to justify his anger, turned to an event which justifies his love."
T25E3 "And in this widening world of light the darkness they THOUGHT was there is pushed away, until it is but distant shadows, far away, not long to be remembered, as the sun shines them to nothingness."
T25H3 "Not ONE Thought of His makes ANY sense at all within this world."
T25H4 "If ONE belief so deeply valued here were true, then every Thought God ever had is an illusion."
T25H4 "And if but ONE Thought of His is true, then ALL beliefs the world gives ANY meaning to are false, and make no sense at all."
T25H5 "And it is the AGREEMENT of their Thought that makes the Son a co-creator with the Mind Whose Thought created him."
T25H5 "And if he chooses to believe ONE thought OPPOSED to truth, he has decided he is NOT his Father's Son, because the Son is mad, and sanity must lie apart from both the Father AND the Son."
T25H9 "This One but points to an ALTERNATIVE, ANOTHER way of looking at what he has seen before, and recognizes as the world in which he lives, and THOUGHT he understood before."
T26D2 "There is a borderland of thought that stands between this world and Heaven."
T26D2 "Here is every thought made pure and wholly simple."
T26F5 "Yet, in each unforgiving act or thought, in every judgment, and in all belief in sin is that one instant still called back, as if it could be made again in time."
T26H7 "Forgiveness is the only function here, and serves to bring the joy this world denies to every aspect of God's Son where sin was thought to rule."
T26I4 "And who could fear effects UNLESS he thought they had BEEN caused and judged disastrous NOW?"
T27B5 "No worldly thought or act or feeling has a motivation other than this one."
T27C13 "Consider how this self perception MUST extend, and do not overlook the fact that EVERY thought extends, because that is its purpose, being what it really IS."
T27D2 "He represents a double thought, where half is cancelled out by the remaining half."
T27D3 "The picture has been wholly cancelled out, because it symbolized a contradiction which cancelled out the THOUGHT it represents."
T27F6 "And happily your brother will perceive the many friends he thought were enemies."
T27F8 "Your healing WILL extend, and WILL be brought to problems that you thought were NOT your own."
T27I6 "In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real effects."
T27I7 "The world you see depicts EXACTLY what you thought YOU did."
T27I7 "The guilt for what YOU thought is being placed OUTSIDE yourself, and on a guilty world which dreams your dreams, and thinks your thoughts INSTEAD of you."
T28A1 "The thoughts that made it are no longer in the mind that thought of them, and loved them for a while."
T28B6 "Its consequences will indeed SEEM new, because you thought that you remembered not their Cause."
T28C11 "The lesson is the MIND was sick that thought the body COULD be sick; projecting OUT its guilt caused NOTHING, and had NO effects."
T29A3 "And violating this was thought to be a breach of treaty not to be allowed."
T29C9 "As something, it CAN be perceived, and thought to feel and act, and hold you in its grasp as prisoner to itself."
T29F3 "And every thought of love you offer him but brings you nearer to your wakening to peace eternal and to endless joy."
T29F5 "If you but knew the glorious goal that lies beyond forgiveness, you would not keep hold on any thought, however light the touch of evil on it may appear to be."
T29I4 "A dark and fearful purpose, yet a thought without the power to change one blade of grass from something living to a sign of death."
T29J5 "Their toys have turned against the child who thought he made them real."
T30A1 "They are not new to you, but they are more ideas than rules of thought to you as yet."
T30C1 "And not one Thought that God has ever had but waited for your blessing to be born."
T30D5 "NOT in any form that would content you not, but in the whole, completely lovely Thought God holds of you."
T30D6 "For thoughts endure as long as does the mind that thought of them, and in the Mind of God there is no ending, nor a time in which His Thoughts were absent, or could suffer change."
T30D6 "The thoughts YOU think are in your mind, as you are in the Mind Which thought of you."
T30D7 "An unremembered thought is born again to YOU when it returns to your awareness."
T30D7 "The Thought God holds of you is perfectly unchanged by your forgetting."
T30D8 "The Thought God holds of you is like a star, unchangeable in an eternal sky."
T30D9 "Beyond all idols is the Thought God holds of you."
T30D9 "Completely unaffected by the turmoil and the terror of the world, the dreams of birth and death that here are dreamed, the myriad of forms that fear can take, quite undisturbed, the Thought God holds of you remains EXACTLY as It always was."
T30D9 "In perfect sureness of Its changelessness and of Its rest in Its eternal home, the Thought God holds of you has never left the Mind of Its Creator, Whom It knows as Its Creator knows that It is there."
T30D10 "Where could the Thought God holds of you EXIST but where you are?"
T30D10 "An idol OR the Thought God holds of you is your reality."
T30E2 "And he is afraid because he thought the rules PROTECTED him."
T30E2 "He misunderstood what MADE him safe, and thought that it had left."
T30E3 "It never WAS the thing you thought."
T30F1 "Here, it is thought that understanding is ACQUIRED by attack."
T30F9 "UNTIL they joined, they thought He was their enemy."
T30H5 "There could BE no thought of sacrifice apart from this idea."
T30H6 "In any thought of loss there IS no meaning."
T30I1 "For everything you see will change, and yet you thought it real before, and now you think it real again."
T31B5 "Then let us wait an instant and be still, forgetting everything we thought we heard; remembering how much we do not know."
T31B7 "Come without all thought of what you ever learned before, and put aside all images you made."
T31B7 "There will be no attack upon the things you thought were precious, and in need of care."
T31E6 "What is a concept but a thought to which its maker gives a meaning of his own?"
T31E6 "For all of them are made WITHIN the world, born in its shadow, growing in its ways, and finally "maturing" in its thought."
W4L3 "In using your thoughts for application of the idea for today, identify each thought by the central figure or event it contains; for example: "This thought about ____ does not mean anything."
W4L4 "You can also use the idea for a particular thought which you recognize as harmful."
W6L2 "However, the three or four practice periods which are required should be preceded by a minute or so of mind-searching, as before, and the application of the idea to each upsetting thought uncovered in the search."
W8L2 "The only wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here."
W8L4 "This is because you actually cannot see anything, and it is easier to recognize that no matter how vividly you may picture a thought, you are not seeing anything."
W10L4 "As each one crosses your mind, say: "This thought about ____ does not mean anything.""
W10L4 ""That thought about ____ does not mean anything.""
W10L5 "Today's idea can obviously serve for any thought that distresses you at any time."
W13L5 "Whatever form such resistance may take, remind yourself that you are really afraid of such a thought because of the "vengeance" of the "enemy.""
W16L2 "Every thought you have contributes to truth or to illusion; either it extends the truth or it multiplies illusions."
W16L3 "In addition to never being idle, salvation requires that you recognize that every thought you have brings either peace or war; either love or fear."
W16L3 "A neutral result is impossible because a neutral thought is impossible."
W16L4 "In applying the idea for today, search your mind for a minute or so, with eyes closed, and actively seek not to overlook any "little" thought which tends to elude the search."
W16L4 "Every thought that occurs to you, regardless of the quality which you assign to it, is a suitable subject for applying today's idea."
W16L5 "In the practice periods, first repeat the idea, and then as each one crosses your mind, hold it in awareness while you tell yourself: "This thought about ____ is not a neutral thought.""
W16L5 ""That thought about ____ is not a neutral thought.""
W16L6 "As usual, use today's idea whenever you are aware of a particular thought which arouses uneasiness."
W16L6 "The following form is suggested for this purpose: "This thought about ____ is not a neutral thought, because I have no neutral thoughts.""
W17L1 "It is always the thought that comes first, despite the temptation to believe that it is really the other way around."
W19L3 "As you consider each one, name it in terms of the central person or theme it contains, and holding it in your mind as you do so, say: "I am not alone in experiencing the effects of this thought about ____.""
W23L1 "Every thought you have makes up some segment of the world you see."
W23L5 "The idea for today introduces the thought that you are not trapped in the world you see, because its cause can be changed."
W23L6 "Hold each one in mind as you say this, and then dismiss that thought and go on to the next."
W25L4 "Before you can make any sense out of the exercises for today, one more thought is necessary."
W26L3 "The idea for today introduces the thought that you always attack yourself first."
W26L8 "After you have named each outcome of which you are afraid, tell yourself: "That thought is an attack upon myself.""
W31L3 "Try not to establish any thought of hierarchy among them."
W32L2 "In today's exercises, try to introduce the thought that both are in your own imagination."
W39L8 "Slowly, without conscious selection and without undue emphasis on any one in particular, search your mind for every thought that stands between you and your salvation."
W41L3 "It will cure all sorrow and pain and fear and loss because it will heal the mind that thought these things were real, and suffered out of its allegiance to these beliefs."
W42L4 "Whatever thought that is clearly related to the idea itself is suitable."
W42L5 "If such interferences occur, open your eyes and repeat the thought once more while looking slowly about; close your eyes, repeat the idea once more, and then continue to look for related thoughts in your mind."
W42L7 "The idea for today is a beginning step in bringing thoughts together and teaching you that what you are studying is a unified thought system in which nothing is lacking that is needed, and nothing is included that is contradictory or irrelevant."
W43L5 "Thoughts such as: "I see through the eyes of forgiveness," "I see the world as blessed," "The world can show me myself," "I see my own thoughts, which are like God's," or any thought related more or less directly to today's idea is suitable."
W45L2 "They are the same thoughts, because they are thought by the same Mind."
W45L3 "What is thought by the Mind of God is eternal, being part of creation."
W45L6 "Under all the senseless thoughts and mad ideas with which you have cluttered up your mind are the thoughts which you thought with God in the beginning."
W45L7 "Everything that you have thought since then will change, but the foundation on which they rest is wholly changeless."
W50R16 "We are now emphasizing the relationships among the first fifty of the ideas we have covered, and the cohesiveness of the thought system to which they are leading you."
W51L3 "What I see is the projection of my own errors of thought."
W51L5 "I have done this to defend a thought system which has hurt me, and which I no longer want."
W54L2 "If I did not think I would not exist, because life is thought."
W57L2 "He is where God would have him be, and not where I thought to hold him prisoner."
W61L5 "Let a few related thoughts come to you, and repeat the idea to yourself if your mind wanders away from the central thought."
W63L3 "We will begin the day by acknowledging it, and close the day with the thought of it in our awareness."
W65L5 "Note each one as it comes to you with as little involvement or concern as possible, dismissing them by telling yourself: "This thought reflects a goal which is preventing me from accepting my only function.""
W68L8 "The short practice periods should include a quick application of today's ideas in this form, whenever any thought of grievance arises against anyone, physically present or not: "Love holds no grievances."
W69L5 "After you have thought about the importance of what you are trying to do for yourself and the world, try to settle in perfect stillness, remembering only how much you want to reach the light in you today, - now."
W69L7 "Try to keep the thought clearly in mind that what you undertake with God must succeed."
W74L1 "The idea for today can be regarded as the central thought toward which all our exercises are directed."
W75L9 "Keep it in your awareness of yourself and see it everywhere today, as we celebrate the beginning of your vision, and the sight of the real world which has come to replace the unforgiven world you thought was real."
W76L11 "Hear Him Who tells you this, and realize how foolish are the laws you thought upheld the world you thought you saw."
W78L9 "The world and Heaven join in thanking you, for not one Thought of God but must rejoice as you are saved, and all the world with you."
W91L1 "It is a central idea in your new thought system and the perception which it produces."
W92L2 "If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea."
W92L2 "It is as if you thought you held the match that lights the sun, and gives it all its warmth; or that you held the universe imprisoned in your hand, securely bound until you let it go."
W94L1 "Today we continue with the one idea which brings complete salvation; the one statement which makes all forms of temptation powerless; the one thought which renders the ego silent and entirely undone."
W94L5 "Each one you do will be a giant stride toward your release, and a milestone in learning the thought system which this course sets forth."
W96L8 "Salvation is a Thought you share with God, because His Voice accepted it for you, and answered in your name that it was done."
W96L8 "We will attempt today to find this Thought, Whose presence in your mind is guaranteed by Him Who speaks to you from your One Self."
W99L4 "What joins the separated mind and thoughts with Mind and Thought which are forever One?"
W99L4 "What but a Thought of God could be this plan by which the never done is overlooked, and sins forgotten which were never real?"
W99L6 "This is the Thought Which brings illusions to the truth, and sees them as appearances behind which is the changeless and the sure."
W99L6 "This is the Thought Which saves and Which forgives, because It lays no faith in what is not created by the only Source It knows."
W99L6 "This is the Thought Whose function is to save by giving you Its function as your own."
W99L8 "Forgive yourself the thought He wanted this for you."
W99L8 "Then let the Thought with Which He has replaced all your mistakes enter the darkened places of your mind which thought the thoughts that never were His Will."
W99L9 "Practice His Thought today, and let His Light seek out and lighten up all darkened spots, and shine through them to join them to the rest."
W100L6 "Begin the exercises with the thought today's idea contains."
W100L8 "What little thought has power to hold you back?"
W101L6 "We practice with this thought as often as we can today, because it is the basis for today's idea."
W104L1 "Today's idea continues with the thought that joy and peace are not but idle dreams."
W107L8 "You are not made of flesh and blood and bone, but were created by the self-same Thought Which gave the gift of life to Him as well."
W108L1 "Even that one will disappear because the Thought behind it will appear instead, to take its place."
W108L4 "Here are both giving and receiving seen as different aspects of one Thought Whose truth does not depend on which is seen as first, nor which appears to be in second place."
W108L4 "Here it is understood that both occur together, that the Thought remains complete."
W108L4 "And in this understanding is the base on which all opposites are reconciled, because they are perceived from the same frame of reference which unifies this Thought."
W108L5 "One thought, completely unified, will serve to unify all thought."
W108L6 "And when this special case has proved it always works in every circumstance where it is tried, the thought behind it can be generalized to other areas of doubt and double vision."
W108L6 "And from there it will extend, and finally arrive at the one Thought Which underlies them all."
W109L1 "And we have the thought that will answer our asking with what we request."
W109L2 "This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek."
W109L2 "This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is."
W109L2 "Here is the thought in which the Son of God is born again, to recognize Himself."
W109L3 "Completely undismayed this thought will carry you through storms and strife, past misery and pain, past loss and death, and onward to the certainty of God."
W109L9 "We give to those unborn and those passed by, to every Thought of God, and to the Mind in Which these Thoughts were born, and where they rest."
W110L1 "For this one thought would be enough to save you and the world, if you believed that it is true."
W110L3 "You need no thought but just this one, to let redemption come to light the world and free it from the past."
W110L4 "In this one thought is all the past undone; the present saved to quietly extend into a timeless future."
W110R311 "Then turn to other things, but try to keep the thought with you, and let it serve to help you keep your peace throughout the day."
W110R312 "Each day's review assignment will conclude with a restatement of the thought to use each hour, and the one to be applied on each half hour as well."
W123L1 "There is no thought of turning back, and no implacable resistance to the truth."
W123L2 "Be grateful He has saved you from the self you thought you made to take the place of Him and His creation."
W124L1 "At one with God and with the universe, we go our way rejoicing, with the thought that God Himself goes everywhere with us."
W124L6 "No thought of theirs but has the power to heal all forms of suffering in anyone in times gone by and times as yet to come as easily as in the ones who walk beside them now."
W124L8 "Sometime today, whenever it seems best, devote a half an hour to the thought that you are one with God."
W124L10 "You will remember then the Thought to which you gave this half an hour, thankfully aware no time was ever better spent."
W126L1 "Today's idea, completely alien to the ego and the thinking of the world, is crucial to the thought reversal which this course will bring about."
W126L9 "It is the thought by which forgiveness takes its proper place in your priorities."
W126L9 "It is the thought that will release your mind from every bar to what forgiveness means, and let you realize its worth to you."
W127L10 "And we will watch it grow in strength and health to shed its blessing upon all who come to learn to cast aside the world they thought was made in hate to be love's enemy."
W128L1 "Believe this thought, and you are saved from years of misery, from countless disappointments, and from hopes that turn to bitter ashes of despair."
W128L1 "No one but must accept this thought as true, if he would leave this world behind and soar beyond its petty scope and little ways."
W128L5 "Today we practice letting go all thought of values we have given to the world."
W129L1 "This is the thought which follows from the one we practiced yesterday."
W129L2 "Perhaps you will concede there is no loss in letting go all thought of value here."
W130L7 "Six times today, in thanks and gratitude, we gladly give five minutes to the thought which ends all compromise and doubt, and go beyond it all as one."
W131L3 "Otherwise, you still are free to choose a goal that lies beyond the world and every worldly thought, and one which comes to you from an idea relinquished yet remembered, old yet new; an echo of a heritage forgot, yet holding everything you really want."
W132L2 "Now the source of thought has shifted, for to change your mind means you have changed the source of all ideas you think or ever thought or yet will think."
W132L2 "You free the past from what you thought before."
W132L3 "Death strikes it everywhere because you hold the bitter thought of death within your mind."
W132L6 "This is the central thought the course attempts to teach."
W132L8 "And if it is indeed your own imagining, then you can loose it from all things you ever thought it was by merely changing all the thoughts that gave it these appearances."
W132L10 "There is no world apart from your ideas because ideas leave not their source, and you maintain the world within your mind in thought."
W132L11 "And as it was His Thought by which you were created, so it is your thoughts which made it and must set it free, that you may know the Thoughts you share with God."
W132L13 "There is no world because it is a thought apart from God, and made to separate the Father and the Son, and break away a part of God Himself and thus destroy His wholeness."
W132L15 "Begin the fifteen minute periods in which we practice twice today with this: "I who remain as God created me Would loose the world from all I thought it was."
W132L17 "Throughout the day, increase the freedom sent through your ideas to all the world, and say whenever you are tempted to deny the power of your simple change of mind: "I loose the world from all I thought it was, And choose my own reality instead.""
W134L11 "He has been gently wakened from his dream by understanding what he thought he saw was never there."
W134L12 "He does not have to kill the dragons which he thought pursued him."
W134L12 "Nor need he erect the heavy walls of stone and iron doors he thought would make him safe."
W134L13 "There is no thought in all the world which leads to any understanding of the laws it follows, nor the Thought which it reflects."
W134L16 "Briefly consider all the evil things you thought of him, and each time ask yourself "Would I condemn myself for doing this?""
W135L1 "Who would defend himself unless he thought he was attacked, that the attack is real, and that his own defense can save himself?"
W135L23 "For fifteen minutes twice today we rest from senseless planning, and from every thought which blocks the truth from entering our minds."
W135L24 "They may not be the plans you thought were needed, nor indeed the answers to the problems which you thought confronted you."
W135L25 "And in the light and joy of simple truth, you will but wonder why you ever thought that you must be defended from release."
W136L8 "Thus is your "true" identity preserved, and the strange, haunting thought that you might be something beyond this little pile of dust silenced and stilled."
W136L11 "The universe remains unheeding of the laws by which you thought to govern it."
W137L1 "Today's idea remains the central thought on which salvation rests."
W140L6 "This is the thought that cures."
W140L6 "It is not a thought which judges an illusion by its size, its seeming gravity, or anything that is related to the form it takes."
W140R42 "It is this Thought by Which the Father gave creation to the Son, establishing the Son as co-creator with Himself."
W140R42 "It is this Thought Which fully guarantees salvation to the Son, for in his mind no thoughts can dwell but those his Father shares."
W140R42 "Lack of forgiveness blocks this Thought from his awareness."
W140R45 "Open your mind and clear it of all thoughts that would deceive, and let this Thought alone engage it fully and remove the rest: "My mind holds only what I think with God.""
W140R45 "Five minutes with this Thought will be enough to set the day along the lines which God appointed, and to place His Mind in charge of all the thoughts you will receive that day."
W140R47 "Each hour of the day bring to your mind the Thought with which the day began, and spend a quiet moment with It."
W140R49 "Each day of practicing, as we review, we close as we began, repeating first the Thought that made the day a special time of blessing and of happiness for us; and through our faithfulness restored the world from darkness to the light, from grief to joy, from pain to peace, from sin to holiness."
W146L2 " 132) "I loose the world from all I thought it was.""
W151L9 "Accept His word of what you are, for He bears witness to your beautiful creation and the Mind Whose Thought created your reality."
W151L14 "We introduce these times with but a single, slow repeating of the thought with which the day begins."
W151L14 "Let Him evaluate each thought that comes to mind, remove the elements of dreams, and give them back to you as clean ideas which do not contradict the Will of God."
W151L15 "And as each thought is thus transformed, it takes on healing power from the Mind Which saw the truth in it, and failed to be deceived by what was falsely added."
W151L15 "All the threads of fantasy are gone, and what remains is unified into a perfect Thought that offers Its perfection everywhere."
W152L3 "This can not be too often said and thought about."
W153L9 "We look past dreams today, and recognize that we need no defense because we are created unassailable, without all thought or wish or dream in which attack has any meaning."
W153L12 "Salvation can be thought of as a game that happy children play."
W153L15 "We will begin each day by giving our attention to the daily thought as long as possible."
W155L14 "In your name and His Own, which are the same, we practice gladly with this thought today: "I will step back and let Him lead the way, For I would walk along the road to Him.""
W156L1 "Today's idea but states the simple truth which makes the thought of sin impossible."
W156L1 "It follows surely from the basic thought so often mentioned in the text; ideas leave not their source."
W156L6 "It is a foolish thought, a silly dream, not frightening, ridiculous perhaps, but who would waste an instant in approach to God Himself for such a senseless whim?"
W156L7 "Yet you have wasted many, many years on just this foolish thought."
W160L3 "No one would let himself be dispossessed so needlessly unless he thought there was another home more suited to his tastes."
W160L5 "And so I leave my home to one more like me than myself, and give him all I thought belonged to me.""
W160L6 "It asked no stranger in, and took no alien thought to be Itself."
W161L6 "This thought is surely reminiscent of our text, where it is often emphasized."
W162L1 "This single thought, held firmly in the mind, would save the world."
W162L2 "There is no dream these words will not dispel; no thought of sin and no illusion that the dream contains that will not fade away before their might."
W163L1 "Death is a thought which takes on many forms, often unrecognized."
W163L2 "Embodiment of fear, the host of sin, god of the guilty and the lord of all illusions and deceptions, does the thought of death seem mighty."
W163L6 "For here again we see an obvious position which we must accept if we be sane; what contradicts one thought entirely can not be true unless its opposite is proven false."
W164L4 "There is a sense of holiness in you the thought of sin has never touched."
W165L2 "The Thought of God created you."
W165L2 "The Thought of God protects you, cares for you, makes soft your resting place and smooth your way, lighting your mind with happiness and love."
W165L2 "Eternity and Everlasting Life shine in your mind because the Thought of God has left you not, and still abides with you."
W165L5 "For this sight proves that you have exchanged your blindness for the seeing eyes of Christ; your mind has come to lay aside denial and accept the Thought of God as its inheritance."
W165L7 "And the Thought of Him is never absent."
W165L7 "The Thought of Him is still beyond all dreams, and in our minds according to His Will."
W166L9 "You even think the miserable self you thought was you may not be your identity."
W166L11 "He points to all the gifts you have each time the thought of poverty oppresses you, and speaks of His Companionship when you perceive yourself as lonely and afraid."
W167L3 "A thought is in the mind."
W167L4 "Death is the thought that you are separate from your Creator."
W167L8 "The thought of death is not the opposite to thoughts of life."
W167L10 "Nor will we let imagined opposites to life abide even an instant where the Thought of Life Eternal has been set by God Himself."
W169L6 "It lies beyond salvation; past all thought of time, forgiveness, and the holy Face of Christ."
W169L12 "Experience that grace provides will end in time, for grace foreshadows Heaven yet does not replace the thought of time but for a little while."
W170L3 "Yet your defense sets up an enemy within; an alien thought at war with you, depriving you of peace, splitting your mind into two camps which seem wholly irreconcilable."
W170L9 "Here is the basic premise which enthrones the thought of fear as god."
W170R54 "This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review."
W170R54 "Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought, or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again: "God is but Love, and therefore so am I.""
W170R55 "Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the Eternal Self we thought we lost."
W170R511 "And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips to greet another day."
W170R511 "No thought that we review but we surround with it, and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds, and keep it clear in our remembrance throughout the day."
W178L1 " 165) "Let not my mind deny the Thought of God.""
W181L4 "And you have also been dismayed by the depressing and restricting thought that, even if you should succeed, you will inevitably lose your way again."
W182L2 "Say His Name, and you invite the angels to surround the ground on which you stand, and sing to you as they spread out their wings to keep you safe, and shelter you from every worldly thought that would intrude upon your holiness."
W182L6 "And then God's Name becomes our only thought, our only word, the only thing that occupies our minds, the only wish we have, the only sound with any meaning, and the only Name of everything that we desire to see; of everything that we would call our own."
W182L10 "He calls on Him to let all things he thought he made be nameless now, and in their place the holy Name of God becomes his judgment of their worthlessness."
W184L9 "They do not stand for anything at all, and in your practicing it is this thought which will release you from them."
W186L1 "Here is the thought of true humility which holds no function as your own but that which has been given you."
W187L2 "Perhaps the form in which the thought seems to appear is changed in giving."
W187L4 "What you thought you did not have is thereby proven yours."
W187L4 "It is the thought behind the form of things that lives unchangeable."
W187L5 "The thought remains and grows in strength as it is reinforced by giving."
W187L5 "And both must gain in this exchange, for each will have the thought in form most helpful to him."
W187L7 "Accept not suffering, and you remove the thought of suffering."
W187L7 "The thought of sacrifice gives rise to all the forms that suffering appears to take."
W187L8 "If the thought occurs, its very presence proves that error has arisen, and correction must be made."
W187L9 "The blessedness you will behold will take away all thought of form, and leave instead the perfect gift forever there, forever to increase, forever yours, forever given away."
W187L10 "Now are we one in thought, for fear has gone."
W187L10 "And here, before the altar to one God, one Father, one Creator and one Thought, we stand together as one Son of God."
W188L9 "We will forgive them all, absolving all the world of what we thought it did to us."
W189L1 "This light is a reflection of the thought we practice now."
W189L7 "Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false or good or bad; of every thought it judges worthy and all the ideas of which it is ashamed."
W189L7 "Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything."
W190L8 "Pain is the thought of evil taking form, and working havoc in your holy mind."
W191L3 "Deny your own identity and you will not escape the madness which induced this weird, unnatural and ghostly thought which mocks creation and which laughs at God."
W191L4 "In this one thought is everything set free."
W191L6 "One holy thought like this and you are free; you are the holy Son of God Himself."
W191L6 "And with this holy thought you learn as well that you have freed the world."
W191L7 "And in that thought is everything you look on wholly changed."
W193L3 "Each lesson has a central thought, the same in all of them."
W193L9 "He would not leave an unforgiving thought without correction, nor one thorn or nail to hurt His sacred Son in any way."
W194L6 "As it becomes a thought which rules your mind, a habit in your problem-solving repertoire, a way of quick reaction to temptation, you extend your learning to the world."
W194L9 "If we accept an unforgiving thought, it will be seen replaced by love's reflection."
W195L2 "Nor could the even partly sane refuse to take the steps which He directs, and follow in the way He sets before them to escape a prison which they thought contained no door to the deliverance they now perceive."
W195L9 "If we refuse to recognize it, we are not entitled therefore to our bitterness, and to a self-perception which regards us in a place of merciless pursuit, where we are badgered ceaselessly and pushed about without a thought or care for us or for our future."
W195L9 "Gratitude becomes the single thought we substitute for these insane perceptions."
W196L5 "The dreary, hopeless thought that you can make attacks on others and escape yourself has nailed you to the cross."
W196L6 "Such is the form of madness you believe, if you accept the fearful thought you can attack another and be free yourself."
W196L6 "The fear of God is real to anyone who thinks this thought is true."
W196L8 "And God, Whom you had thought to banish, can be welcomed back within the holy mind He never left."
W196L12 "There is no Thought of God that does not go with you to help you reach that instant, and to go beyond it quickly, surely and forever."
W198L8 "Yet what but Truth could have a Thought Which builds a bridge to truth which brings illusions to the other side?"
W198L9 "Do not forget today that there can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought."
W198L10 "Be kind to both, as you forgive the trespasses you thought them guilty of, and see your innocence shining upon you from the Face of Christ."
W198L11 "Then are symbols done, and everything you ever thought you made completely vanished from the mind which God forever knows to be His only Son."
W199L5 "There is no thought that will not gain thereby in power to help the world, nor none which will not gain in added gifts to you as well."
W199L6 "In conflict-free and unequivocal response to mind with but the thought of freedom as its goal, the body serves, and serves its purpose well."
W199L8 "Then practice well the thought the Holy Spirit gives you for today."
W200R63 "Beyond this, and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged, except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth."
W200R64 "We merely close our eyes, and then forget all that we thought we knew and understood."
W200R65 "Permit no idle thought to go unchallenged."
W200R65 "Then gently let the thought which you denied be given up in sure and quick exchange for the idea you practice for the day."
W200R66 "When you are tempted, hasten to proclaim your freedom from temptation, as you say: "This thought I do not want."
W200R66 " And then repeat the idea for the day, and let it take the place of what you thought."
W203L1 "The Name of God is my deliverance from every thought of evil and of sin, because it is my own as well as His."
W210L1 "It is not a thought of God, but one I thought apart from Him and from His Will."
W220IN24 "We will continue with a central thought for all the days to come."
W220IN24 "And we will use that thought to introduce our times of rest, and calm our minds at need."
W220IN212 "They should be slowly read and thought about a little while, preceding one of the holy and blessed instants in the day."
W220W11 "Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred."
W220W12 "An unforgiving thought is one which makes a judgment that it will not raise to doubt, although it is untrue."
W220W12 "The thought protects projection, tightening its chains, so that distortions are more veiled and more obscure; less easily accessible to doubt, and further kept from reason."
W220W13 "An unforgiving thought does many things."
W223L1 "I was mistaken when I thought I lived apart from God, a separate entity which moved in isolation, unattached, and housed within a body."
W227L1 "I thought to make another will."
W227L1 "Yet nothing that I thought apart from You exists."
W230W21 "God's Word is given every mind which thinks that it has separate thoughts, and will replace these thoughts of conflict with the Thought of peace."
W230W22 "The Thought of peace was given to God's Son the instant that his mind had thought of war."
W230W22 "There was no need for such a Thought before, for peace was given without opposite, and merely was."
W230W22 "So the Thought Which has the power to heal the split became a part of every fragment of the mind which still was one, but failed to recognize its oneness."
W230W22 "Now it did not know itself, and thought its own identity was lost."
W236L2 ""Father, my mind is open to Your Thoughts, and closed today to every thought but Yours."
W240W31 "It will remain no longer than the thought which gave it birth is cherished."
W240W31 "When the thought of separation has been changed to one of true forgiveness, will the world be seen in quite another light; and one which leads to truth, where all the world must disappear, and all its errors vanish."
W259L1 "Sin is the only thought that makes the goal of God seem unobtainable."
W260L1 ""Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did."
W260L1 "Yet, as Your Thought, I have not left my Source, remaining part of What created me."
W267L1 "It calls to me in every heartbeat and in every breath; in every action and in every thought."
W270L1 "His function now is but Your own, and every thought except Your own is gone.""
W270W61 "He is the Thought Which still abides within the Mind That is His Source."
W280L1 "No Thought of God has left Its Father's Mind."
W280L1 "No Thought of God is limited at all."
W280L1 "No Thought of God but is forever pure."
W288L1 ""This is the thought that leads the way to You, and brings me to my goal."
W290W82 "The real world holds a counterpart for each unhappy thought reflected in your world; a sure correction for the sights of fear and sounds of battle which your world contains."
W300L1 "This is the thought that can be used to say that death and sorrow are the certain lot of all who come here, for their joys are gone before they are possessed, or even grasped."
W302L1 "We thought we suffered."
W317L2 "The memory of You awaits me there, and all my sorrows end in Your embrace, which You have promised to Your Son, who thought mistakenly that he had wandered from the sure protection of Your loving arms.""
W319L1 "Here is a thought from which all arrogance has been removed, and only truth is left."
W320W112 "What God has willed to be forever one will still be one when time is over; and will not be changed throughout the course of time, remaining as it was before the thought of time began."
W320W114 "For Love remains with all Its Thought, Its sureness being Theirs."
W326L1 ""Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home."
W330L2 "We would return to It today, to be made free forever from all our mistakes, and to be saved from what we thought we were.""
W333L1 "It must be seen exactly as it is, where it is thought to be, in the reality which has been given it, and with the purpose that the mind accorded it."
W337L1 "My sinlessness ensures me perfect peace, eternal safety, everlasting love, freedom forever from all thought of loss; complete deliverance from suffering."
W337L2 "I was mistaken when I thought I sinned, but I accept Atonement for myself."
W338L1 "For in this single thought is everyone released at last from fear."
W338L1 "His thoughts can frighten him, but since these thoughts belong to him alone, he has the power to change them, and exchange each fear thought for a happy thought of love."
W338L2 "And I will have thoughts that will frighten me until I learn that You have given me the only Thought Which leads me to salvation."
W338L2 "But the Thought You gave me promises to lead me home, because it holds Your promise to Your Son.""
W340W134 "And thus the miracle will justify your faith in it, and show it rested on a world more real than what you saw before; a world redeemed from what you thought you saw."
W341L1 "How pure, how safe, how sacred, then, are we, abiding in Your smile, with all Your love bestowed upon us, living one with You, in brotherhood and Fatherhood complete; in sinlessness so perfect that the Lord of Sinlessness conceives us as His Son, a universe of Thought completing Him.""
W344L1 "I did not understand what giving means, and thought to save what I desired for myself alone."
W344L1 "And as I looked upon the treasure which I thought I had, I found an empty place where nothing ever was, or is or will be."
W350W144 "Ours are the eyes through which Christ's vision sees a world redeemed from every thought of sin."
W350W145 "We bring glad tidings to the Son of God, who thought he suffered."
W356L1 "Your Name replaces every thought of sin, and who is sinless cannot suffer pain."
W360L1 "Your Son is like to You in perfect sinlessness, and with this thought we gladly say 'Amen'.""
W360FL5 "We are forgiven now, and we are saved from all the wrath we thought belonged to God, and found it was a dream."
W361L1 "If I need a thought, that will He also give."
W362L1 "If I need a thought, that will He also give."
W363L1 "If I need a thought, that will He also give."
W364L1 "If I need a thought, that will He also give."
W365L1 "If I need a thought, that will He also give."
M1A2 "There are only two thought systems, and you demonstrate that you believe one or the other is true all the time."
M3A3 "What has been learned and understood and long ago passed by is looked upon as a new thought, a fresh idea, a different approach."
M3A5 "The demarcations they have drawn between their roles, their minds, their bodies, their needs, their interests, and all the differences they thought separated them from one another, fade and grow dim and disappear."
M5B5 "Through this, he learns that where he anticipated grief, he finds a happy light-heartedness instead; where he thought something was asked of him he finds a gift bestowed on him."
M5B7 "The idea of sacrifice, so central to his own thought system, had made it impossible for him to judge."
M5B7 "He thought he had learned willingness, but now he sees that he does not know what the willingness is for."
M5B8 "Indeed, the tranquility is their result; the outcome of honest learning, consistency of thought and full transfer."
M5C1 "There is nothing you say that contradicts what you think or do; no thought opposes any other thought; no act belies your word; and no word lacks agreement with another."
M5D1 "Judgment implies a lack of trust, and trust remains the bedrock of the teacher of God's whole thought system."
M5E1 "It is the dishonest act that follows a dishonest thought."
M6B1 "Who would choose suffering unless he thought it brought him something, and something of value to him?"
M6C3 "He only thought it did."
M8A3 "He thought the gifts of God could be withdrawn."
M11A4 "Remember how many times you thought you knew all the "facts" you needed for judgment, and how wrong you were!"
M11A4 "Would you know how many times you merely thought you were right, without ever realizing you were wrong?"
M12A4 "Peace now belongs here, because a Thought of God has entered."
M12A4 "What else but a Thought of God turns hell to Heaven merely by being what It is?"
M13A4 "This lesson is enough to let the Thought of Unity come in, and what is One is recognized as One."
M14A1 "The first illusion, which must be displaced before another thought system can take hold, is that it is a sacrifice to give up the things of this world."
M15A2 "When not one thought of sin remains, the world is over."
M15A3 ""When not one thought of sin remains" appears to be a long-range goal indeed."
M15A3 "Not one thought of sin will remain the instant any one of them accepts the Atonement for himself."
M15A4 "The world will end when its thought system has been completely reversed."
M17A4 "It may be that the teacher of God is not in a situation which fosters quiet thought as he awakes."
M17A6 "There is one thought in particular that should be remembered throughout the day."
M17A6 "It is a thought of pure joy; a thought of peace, a thought of limitless release, - limitless because all things are freed within it."
M18A1 "If a magic thought arouses anger in any form, God's teacher can be sure that he is strengthening his own belief in sin and has condemned himself."
M18A5 "Consider what this reaction means, and its centrality in the world's thought system becomes apparent."
M18A5 "A magic thought, by its mere presence, acknowledges a separation from God."
M18A7 "For in that thought has guilt already raised madness to the throne of God Himself."
M18A9 "To see it and to recognize its thought system is to look on nothing."
M19A1 "If he argues with his pupil about a magic thought, attacks it, tries to establish its error or demonstrate its falsity, he is but witnessing to its reality."
M19A3 "The body's eyes now "see"; its ears alone are thought to hear."
M20A1 "The thought of separation would have been forever inconceivable."
M20A3 ""Sins" are perceived and justified by this careful selectivity in which all thought of wholeness must be lost."
M21A6 "There is no thought that contradicts His Will, yet can be true."
M23A3 "The idea that a body can be sick is a central concept in the ego's thought system."
M23A3 "This thought gives the body autonomy, separates it from the mind, and keeps the idea of attack inviolate."
M25A2 "There is always some good in any thought which strengthens the idea that life and the body are not the same."
M25A4 "It cannot be too strongly emphasized that this course aims at a complete reversal of thought."
M29A6 "As long as any mind remains possessed of evil dreams the thought of hell is real."
M29A6 "The thought of murder is replaced with blessing."
M30A3 "Perhaps you have not thought of this aspect, but its centrality is obvious."
U2A1 "Spirit is the Thought of God which He created like Himself."
U3A1 "A thought you are apart from your Creator and a wish to be what He created not."
U3A1 "We call it that to help us understand that it is nothing but an ancient thought that what is made has immortality."
U3A8 "Would it not answer all you thought to ask, and even make the question meaningless?"
U3A9 "The world is saved from what you thought it was."
U4A3 "And so they need an illusion of Help because they are helpless; a Thought of peace because they are in conflict."
U6A1 "Beyond each one there is a Thought of God, and this will never change."
U8A6 "Let us come and bid Him welcome Who returns to us to celebrate salvation and the end of all we thought we made."
P2A4 "He must become willing to reverse his thinking, and to understand that what he thought projected its effects on him were made by his projections on the world."
P3F3 "We speak of ideal teaching in a world in which the perfect teacher could not long remain; the perfect psychotherapist is but a glimmer of a thought not yet conceived."
P3G3 "Sometimes the thought behind the form breaks through, but only very briefly, and the mind grows fearful and begins to doubt its sanity."
P3H4 "Before he reached this point, he thought he was in charge of the therapeutic process and was therefore responsible for its outcome."
P4A3 "They will be sent in whatever form is most helpful; a name, a thought, a picture, an idea, or perhaps just a feeling of reaching out to someone somewhere."
P4C7 "Yet not one worldly thought is really practical."
S1D1 "The poisonous thought that he IS your enemy, your evil counterpart, your nemesis, must be relinquished before YOU can be saved from guilt."
S1F1 "Let it but leave the ground where it begins to rise to God, and true humility will come at last to grace the mind that thought it was alone and stood against the world."
S3B1 "It is a sign, a shadow of an evil thought that seems to have reality and to be just, according to the usage of the world."
G1A8 "Now the hosts of Heaven come with us, to sweep away all vestiges of dreams and every thought that rests on nothingness."
G2A3 "What we thought we made of You has merely disappeared, and with its going are the images we made of Your creation gone as well."
G4A4 "A gift is holy only when there is no sense of all of who will gain thereby, and not a shadow of a thought of loss."
Quotes on "Thoughts"
T1B30J "The references to the earth-bound entering bodies really refer to the "taking over" by their own earth-bound "thoughts.""
T2A30 "This is not safe, because external conditions are produced by the thoughts of many, not all of whom are pure in heart as yet."
T2A31 "You insist on thinking that people CAN possess you, if you believe that their thoughts (or the external environment) can affect you, regardless of WHAT they think."
T2B1 "Human understanding will inevitably value wrong, and by endowing all human thoughts with equal power, will inevitably DESTROY peace."
T2E12 "People prefer to believe that their thoughts cannot exert real control because they are literally AFRAID of them."
T2E14 "The world is full of endless examples of how man has depreciated himself because he is afraid of his own thoughts."
T2E14 "In some forms of insanity, thoughts are glorified, but this is only because the underlying depreciation was too effective for tolerance."
T2E15 "The truth is that there ARE no "idle thoughts.""
T2E15 "Their OWN thoughts have made them vulnerable."
T2E16 "If I merely intervene between your thoughts and their results, I would be tampering with a basic law of cause and effect, in fact the most fundamental one there is in this world."
T2E17 "It is certainly much more useful to remind you that you do not guard your thoughts at all carefully, except for a relatively small part of the day, and somewhat inconsistently even then."
T2E19 "Both miracles AND fear come from his thoughts, and if he were not free to choose one, he would also not be free to choose the other."
T2E20 "You would never have done this if you were not afraid of your own thoughts."
T3A18 "Beliefs are THOUGHTS, and thus come under Christ-guidance, NOT control."
T3G18 "How beautiful indeed are the thoughts of God, who live in His light."
T4F15 "Thus, it has permitted many good minds to devote themselves to perpetual MOTION, but NOT to perpetual THOUGHTS."
T5B4 "Let us start our process of re-awakening with just a few simple concepts: Thoughts INCREASE by being given away."
T5E3 "Since thoughts do not have to be conscious to exist, your brother does NOT have to be AWARE of the Holy Spirit, either in himself or in you for this miracle to occur."
T5F8 "I have come to give you the foundation, so your own thoughts can make you REALLY free."
T5F15 "Nor do separate thoughts conflict with one another in space, because they do not occupy space at all."
T5F15 "HUMAN ideas can conflict in content, because they occur at different levels, and include opposite thoughts at the SAME level."
T5F15 "IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SHARE OPPOSING THOUGHTS."
T5F15 "Therefore, you can really share only the parts of your thoughts which are of Him, which He also keeps for YOU."
T5F17 "The Thoughts of God are with you."
T5I3 "A mind MUST endow its thoughts with its own attributes."
T5I4 "This IS a dissociated state, because the thinker cuts himself off from his thoughts."
T6C8 "ALL His Thoughts are thus perfectly united within themselves and with each other because they, were created neither partially nor in part."
T6C9 "But thoughts begin in the mind OF THE THINKER, from which they extend outward."
T7C2 "However, its CONTENT is somewhat different in this world from what it REALLY is, because the thoughts it governs are VERY different from the thoughts in the Kingdom."
T7C3 "The laws of mind govern thoughts, and you DO respond to two conflicting voices."
T10H12 "Do not, then, be deceived in your brother, and see only his loving thoughts as his reality, for by denying that his mind is split, YOU WILL HEAL YOURS."
T10H13 "Only loving thoughts are recognized, and because no-one is without YOUR help, the Help of God goes with YOU everywhere."
T11B4 "Gratitude is due him for both his loving thoughts, and his appeals for help, for both are capable of bringing love into YOUR awareness, IF YOU PERCEIVE THEM TRULY."
T11B8 "Having taught you to accept only loving thoughts in others, and to regard everything else as an appeal for help, He has taught you that FEAR is an appeal for help."
T11D7 "If only the loving thoughts of God's Son ARE the world's reality, the real world MUST be IN HIS MIND."
T11D7 "His insane thoughts, too, must be in his mind, but an INTERNAL conflict of this magnitude he cannot tolerate."
T11D7 "For a split mind IS endangered, and the recognition that it encompasses COMPLETELY opposed thoughts within itself IS intolerable."
T11D8 "But consider what has happened, for thoughts have consequences to the thinker."
T11G3 "As self value comes from self EXTENSION, so does the PERCEPTION of self value come from the projection of loving thoughts outward."
T11I1 "For the Father has hidden His Son safely within Himself, and kept him far away from your destructive thoughts, but YOU know neither the Father nor the Son because of them."
T12C8 "Do not leave any spot of pain hidden from His Light, and search your minds carefully for any thoughts which you may fear to uncover."
T13E3 "Whatever your reactions to the Holy Spirit's voice may be, whatever voice you choose to listen to, whatever strange thoughts may occur to you, God's Will IS done."
T13F3 "If you decide to have and give and BE nothing except a dream, you MUST direct your thoughts unto oblivion."
T13F4 "Were your thoughts wholly of YOU, the thought-system which YOU have made, WOULD be forever dark."
T13F4 "The thoughts which the mind of God's Son projects, HAVE all the power that he gives them."
T13F4 "The thoughts he shares with God are BEYOND his belief, but those HE made ARE his beliefs."
T13H1 "The guiltless learner learns so easily, BECAUSE HIS THOUGHTS ARE FREE."
T14D8 "Bring, therefore, all your dark and secret thoughts to Him, and look upon them WITH Him."
T14F4 "You have experienced the lack of competition among your thoughts, which, even though they may conflict, can occur to you together, and in great numbers."
T14F4 "Yet you are also used to classifying some of your thoughts as more important, larger, or better, wiser, or more productive and valuable, than others."
T14F4 "And this is true about the thoughts that cross the mind of those who think they live apart."
T14F6 "It will seem very difficult for you to learn that YOU HAVE NO BASIS AT ALL for ordering your thoughts."
T14F11 "If you would remember your Father, let the Holy Spirit order your thoughts, and give only the answer with which He answers you."
T15E7 "How can you do this when you would prefer to have PRIVATE thoughts, AND KEEP THEM?"
T15E7 "You BELIEVE that it is possible to harbor thoughts you would NOT share, and that Salvation lies in keeping your thoughts TO YOURSELF ALONE."
T15E7 "For, in private thoughts, KNOWN ONLY TO YOURSELF, you think you find a way to keep what you would HAVE alone, and share what YOU would share."
T15E9 "The necessary condition for the holy instant, does NOT require that you have no thoughts that are not pure."
T15E9 "In your practice, then, try only to be vigilant AGAINST DECEPTION, and seek not to PROTECT the thoughts you would keep unto yourself."
T15H14 "Here, there is no concealment, and no private thoughts."
T15I13 "And your thoughts will be as free as God's."
T16G11 "Whenever your thoughts wander to a special relationship which still ATTRACTS you, enter with Him into a holy instant, and there, LET HIM RELEASE YOU."
T17D1 "To forgive is merely to remember ONLY the LOVING thoughts you gave in the past, and those that were given you."
T17D7 "If all but loving thoughts have been forgotten, what remains IS eternal, and the TRANSFORMED past is made LIKE THE PRESENT."
T17D7 "In these loving thoughts is the spark of beauty, hidden in the ugliness of the unholy relationship in which the HATRED is remembered, yet there to COME ALIVE as the relationship is given to Him Who GIVES it life and beauty."
T17D12 "Only the Thoughts of God ARE true."
T17H1 "A situation is a relationship, being the joining of thoughts."
T17H1 "If problems are perceived, it is because the thoughts are judged to be IN CONFLICT."
T17H2 "And it is their INTRUSION on the relationship, an error in YOUR thoughts ABOUT the situation, that then became the JUSTIFICATION for your lack of faith."
T18J5 "Here are all the illusions, all the twisted thoughts, all the insane attacks, the fury, vengeance, and betrayal that were made to keep the guilt in place, so that the world could RISE from it, and keep IT hidden."
T19K7 "Look upon it, open-eyed, and you will nevermore believe that you are at the mercy of things BEYOND you, forces you can NOT control, and thoughts that come to you AGAINST your will."
T20D4 "All these are but the fearful thoughts of those who would adjust themselves to a world MADE fearful by their adjustments."
T21F7 "He has no Thoughts except the Self-EXTENDING, and in this, YOUR will MUST be included."
T21G3 "If you are joined, how COULD it be that you have private thoughts?"
T21G3 "And how COULD thoughts that enter into what but SEEMS like yours alone, have no effect at all on what IS yours?"
T21I1 "Are thoughts, then, dangerous?"
T21I1 "The thoughts that seem to kill are those which teach the thinker that he CAN be killed."
T22B5 "And it IS the emotion of secrecy, of private thoughts, AND OF THE BODY."
T22C9 "It is the meaningless idea that thoughts can leave the thinker's mind, be DIFFERENT from it, AND IN OPPOSITION to it."
T22C9 "If this were true, thoughts would not be the mind's extensions, but its ENEMIES."
T22C11 "Only YOUR thoughts have been impossible."
T23C2 "Like all these principles, this one maintains that each is separate, and has a different set of thoughts which SETS HIM OFF from others."
T25E4 "And all their evil thoughts and sinful hopes, their dreams of guilt and merciless revenge, and every wish to hurt and kill and die, will disappear before the sun you bring."
T25E4 "YOUR evil thoughts that haunt YOU now will seem increasingly remote, and far away from YOU."
T25E6 "This can YOU bring to ALL the world, and ALL the thoughts that entered it, and were mistaken for a little while."
T26D2 "Here is the meeting place where thoughts are brought TOGETHER; where conflicting values MEET, and ALL illusions are laid down beside the truth, where they are judged to be untrue."
T26J6 "Around you angels hover lovingly, to keep away all darkened thoughts of sin, and KEEP the light where it has entered in."
T27D7 "Yet only this APPEARS to interfere with power unlimited and SINGLE thoughts, complete and happy, WITHOUT opposite."
T29J5 "This does the child believe BECAUSE he fears his thoughts, and gives them to his toys instead."
T29J5 "And their reality becomes his own, because they seem to SAVE him from his thoughts."
T29J5 "Yet do they KEEP his thoughts alive and real, but seen OUTSIDE himself, where they can turn against him for his treachery to them."
T29J5 "He thinks he NEEDS them that he may escape his thoughts, because he thinks the THOUGHTS are real."
T29J7 "It is a dream in which no-one is used to substitute for something else, or interposed between the thoughts the mind conceives and what it sees."
T30D6 "Thoughts are not born and cannot die."
T30D7 "Thoughts SEEM to come and go."
T30D7 "The Thoughts of God are FAR beyond all change, and shine forever."
T31A3 "For your power to learn is strong enough to teach you that your will is NOT your own; your thoughts do NOT belong to you; and even YOU are someone else."
T31A12 "Let us be still an instant, and forget all things we ever learned, all thoughts we had, and every preconception that we hold of what things mean, and what their purpose is."
T31A12 "Be innocent of judgment, unaware of any thoughts of evil or of good that ever crossed your mind of anyone."
T31B6 "Think not ancient thoughts."
T31B7 "But as you hear it, you will understand you need but come away WITHOUT the thoughts you did not want, and that were NEVER true."
T31C4 "The body thinks no thoughts."
T31C5 "Here are the thoughts of sacrifice preserved, for here guilt rules, and orders that the world be like itself; a place where nothing can find mercy, or survive the ravages of fear except in murder and in death."
T31D8 "Yet has He never left His Thoughts to die, without their Source forever in themselves."
T31D8 "He has not left His Thoughts."
T31E13 "And what can think has choice, and CAN be shown that different thoughts have different consequence."
T31G2 "You could not recognize your "evil" thoughts as long as you see value in attack."
T31G3 "YOUR "evil" thoughts have been forgiven with his, because you let them all effect YOU not."
T31G5 "And look upon the "good" in him, that you may not be fearful of your "evil" thoughts, because they do not cloud your view of him."
T31G7 "At least you merely look on darkness, and perceive the terrified imaginings that come from guilty thoughts and concepts born of fear."
W4L1 "In these practice periods, begin with noting the thoughts that are crossing your mind for about a minute."
W4L1 "If you are already aware of unhappy thoughts use them as subjects for the idea."
W4L1 "Do not, however, select only the thoughts you think are "bad.""
W4L1 "You will find, if you train yourself to look at your thoughts, that they represent such a mixture that, in a sense, none of them can be called "good" or "bad.""
W4L2 "Do not be afraid to use "good" thoughts as well as "bad.""
W4L2 "None of them represent your real thoughts, which are being covered up by them."
W4L4 "Further, since these exercises are the first of their kind, you may find the suspension of judgment in connection with thoughts particularly difficult."
W6L3 "Again, if you resist applying the idea to some upsetting thoughts more than to others, remind yourself of the two cautions stated in the previous lesson: "There are no small upsets."
W7L1 "It is the reason why your thoughts do not mean anything, and why they are like the things you see."
W8L1 "He sees only his thoughts projected outward."
W8L4 "With as little investment as possible, search your mind for the usual minute or so, merely noting the thoughts you find there."
W8L4 "Then name each of your thoughts specifically, for example: "I seem to be thinking about (name of person), about (name of object), about (name of emotion), and so on," concluding at the end of the mind-searching period with: "But my mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.""
W10L1 "This idea applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware, or become aware in the practice periods."
W10L1 "The reason the idea is applicable to all of them is that they are not your real thoughts."
W10L1 "When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything."
W10L2 "This time, the idea is introduced with "My thoughts" instead of "These thoughts," and no link is made overtly with the things around you."
W10L3 "This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within; and then stressed their past rather than their present status."
W10L3 "Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these "thoughts" means that you are not thinking."
W10L4 " The exercises consist, as before, in searching your mind for all the thoughts which are available to you, without selection or judgment."
W11L1 "Today's idea introduces the concept that your thoughts determine the world you see."
W14L3 "The idea for today is another step in learning to let go the thoughts which you have written on the world, and see the Word of God in their place."
W15L1 "It is because the thoughts you think you think appear as images that you do not recognize them as nothing."
W16L1 "The idea for today is a beginning step in dispelling the belief that your thoughts have no effect."
W16L1 "Everything you see is the result of your thoughts."
W16L1 "Thoughts are not big or little; powerful or weak."
W16L2 "There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of "idle thoughts.""
W16L3 "There is such a temptation to dismiss fear thoughts as unimportant, trivial, and not worth bothering about that it is essential you recognize them all as equally destructive but equally unreal."
W17L1 "You see no neutral things because you have no neutral thoughts."
W17L2 "In applying today's idea, say to yourself, with eyes open: "I see no neutral things because I have no neutral thoughts.""
W17L2 "Then look about you, resting your glance on each thing that catches your eye long enough to say: "I do not see a neutral ____ because my thoughts about ____ are not neutral.""
W17L2 "For example, you might say: "I do not see a neutral wall, because my thoughts about walls are not neutral.""
W17L2 " "I do not see a neutral body, because my thoughts about bodies are not neutral.""
W17L3 "That is because you are unaware as yet of any thoughts which are really true and therefore really happy."
W18L1 "The idea for today is another step in learning that the thoughts which give rise to what you see are never neutral or unimportant."
W19L2 "Yet it is a fact that there are no private thoughts."
W19L3 "The idea is to be repeated first, and then the mind should be carefully searched for the thoughts it contains at that time."
W21L3 "Try, therefore, not to let the "little" thoughts of anger escape you in the practice periods."
W21L4 "As you search your mind for all the forms in which attack thoughts present themselves, hold each one in mind and tell yourself; "I am determined to see ____ (name of person) differently.""
W22L1 "Today's idea accurately describes the way anyone who holds attack thoughts in his mind must see the world."
W22L1 "Otherwise, thoughts of attack and counterattack will preoccupy him, and people his entire world."
W23L1 "It is with your thoughts, then, that we must work, if your perception of the world is to be changed."
W23L2 "If the cause of the world you see is attack thoughts, you must learn that it is these thoughts which you do not want."
W23L2 "But there is indeed a point in changing your thoughts about the world."
W23L3 "Each of your perceptions of "external reality" is a pictorial representation of your own attack thoughts."
W23L6 "As you look about you, repeat the idea slowly to yourself, and then close your eyes and devote about a minute to searching your mind for as many attack thoughts as occur to you."
W23L6 "As each one crosses your mind, say: "I can escape from the world by giving up attack thoughts about ____.""
W23L7 "In the practice periods, be sure to include both your thoughts of attacking and of being attacked."
W23L7 "When you finally realize that thoughts of attack and of being attacked are not different, you will be ready to let the cause go."
W26L2 "Because your attack thoughts will be projected, you will fear attack."
W26L2 "Attack thoughts therefore make you vulnerable in your own mind, which is where the attack thoughts are."
W26L2 "Attack thoughts and invulnerability cannot be accepted together."
W26L3 "If attack thoughts must entail the belief that you are vulnerable, their effect is to weaken you in your own eyes."
W26L4 "Practice with today's idea will help you to understand that vulnerability or invulnerability is the result of your own thoughts."
W26L4 "Nothing except your thoughts can attack you."
W26L4 "Nothing except your thoughts can make you think you are vulnerable."
W26L4 "And nothing except your thoughts can prove to you this is not so."
W26L6 "Any problem as yet unsettled which tends to recur in your thoughts during the day is a suitable subject."
W28L3 "You are not binding its meaning to your tiny experiences of tables, nor are you limiting its purpose to your little personal thoughts."
W31L3 "As you survey your inner world, merely let whatever thoughts cross your mind come into your awareness, each to be considered for a moment and then replaced by the next."
W31L3 "As you sit and quietly watch your thoughts, repeat today's idea to yourself as often as you care to, but with no sense of hurry."
W33L2 "Merely glance casually around the world you perceive as outside yourself, then close your eyes and survey your inner thoughts with equal casualness."
W34L1 "It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward."
W34L3 "Search your mind for fear thoughts, anxiety provoking situations, "offending" personalities or events, or anything else about which you are harboring unloving thoughts."
W34L6 "It will help you if you tell yourself specifically: "I can replace my feelings of depression, anxiety, or worry (or my thoughts about this situation, personality, or event) with peace.""
W38L5 "From time to time you may want to vary this procedure, and add some relevant thoughts of your own."
W38L5 "You might like, for example, to include thoughts such as: "There is nothing my holiness cannot do because the power of God lies in it.""
W39L6 "Then, with closed eyes, search out your unloving thoughts in whatever form they appear; uneasiness, depression, anger, fear, worry, attack, insecurity, and so on."
W39L7 "Specific situations, events or personalities you associate with unloving thoughts of any kind are suitable subjects for today's exercises."
W39L8 "Apply the idea for today to each one of them in this way: "My unloving thoughts about ____ are keeping me in hell."
W41L5 "How could you, when the truth is hidden deep within, under a heavy cloud of insane thoughts, dense and obscuring, yet representing all you see?"
W41L6 "Try, instead, to get a sense of turning inward, past all the idle thoughts of the world."
W41L6 "Try to enter very deeply into your own mind, keeping it clear of any thoughts that might divert your attention."
W41L7 "But most of all, try to sink down and inward, away from the world and all the foolish thoughts of the world."
W41L10 "You can indeed afford to laugh at fear thoughts, remembering that God goes with you wherever you go."
W42L1 "The idea for today combines two very powerful thoughts, both of major importance."
W42L4 "After this, try to think of nothing except thoughts which occur to you in relation to today's idea."
W42L5 "You may, in fact, be astonished at the amount of course-related understanding some of your own thoughts contain."
W42L5 "Let them come without censoring unless you realize that your mind is merely wandering, and you have let obviously irrelevant thoughts intrude."
W42L5 "You may also reach a point where no thoughts at all seem to come to mind."
W42L6 "Try merely to step back and let the thoughts come."
W42L6 "If you find this difficult, it is better to spend the practice period alternating between slow repetitions of the idea with eyes open, then closed, then open, and so on than it is to strain in order to find suitable thoughts."
W43L5 "For the second and longer phase of the exercise period, close your eyes, repeat today's idea again, and then let whatever relevant thoughts occur to you add to the idea in your own personal way."
W43L5 "The thoughts need not bear an obvious relationship to the idea, but they should not be in opposition to it."
W43L6 "If you should find your mind wandering; if you begin to be aware of thoughts which are clearly out of accord with today's idea; or if you seem to be unable to think of anything, open your eyes, repeat the first phase; and then try the second phase again."
W43L6 "Do not allow any protracted period to occur in which you become preoccupied with irrelevant thoughts."
W44L5 "While you practice in this form, you leave behind everything that you now believe, and all the thoughts which you have made up."
W44L7 "Try to observe your passing thoughts without involvement, and slip quietly by them."
W44L10 "Try to think of light, formless and without limit, as you pass by the thoughts of this world."
W45L1 "Today's idea holds the key to what your real thoughts are."
W45L1 "Nothing that you think are your real thoughts resemble your real thoughts in any respect."
W45L2 "Therefore you share your thoughts with Him, as He shares His with you."
W45L2 "Nor do the thoughts you think with the Mind of God leave your mind, because thoughts do not leave their source."
W45L2 "Therefore your thoughts are in the Mind of God, as you are."
W45L2 "As you are part of His Mind, so are your thoughts part of His Thoughts."
W45L3 "Where, then, are your real thoughts?"
W45L4 "We will not let the thoughts of the world hold us back, and we will not let the beliefs of the world tell us that what God would have us do is impossible."
W45L6 "Spend a fairly short period in thinking a few relevant thoughts of your own, keeping the idea in mind as you do so."
W45L6 "After you have added some four or five thoughts of your own, repeat the idea again, and tell yourself gently: "My real thoughts are in my mind."
W45L6 "Then try to go past all the unreal thoughts which cover the truth in your mind, and reach to the eternal."
W45L7 "Here are your thoughts one with His."
W45L9 "Stand aside, however briefly, from all thoughts that are unworthy of Him Whose host you are."
W45L9 "And thank Him for the thoughts He is thinking with you."
W49L3 "We will approach this happiest and holiest of thoughts with confidence, knowing that in doing so we are joining our will with the Will of God."
W49L4 "Go past all the raucous shrieks and sick imaginings that cover your real thoughts and obscure your eternal link with God."
W49L4 "Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sounds and sights of this insane world."
W50L5 "Repeat it, think about it, let related thoughts come to help you recognize its truth, and allow peace to flow over you like a blanket of protection and surety."
W50L5 "Let no idle and foolish thoughts enter to disturb the holy mind of the Son of God."
W51L4 "4) "These thoughts do not mean anything.""
W51L4 "The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God."
W51L4 "What I call "my" thoughts are not my real thoughts."
W51L4 "My real thoughts are the thoughts I think with God."
W51L4 "I am not aware of them because I have made "my" thoughts to take their place."
W51L4 "I am willing to recognize that "my" thoughts do not mean anything, and to let them go."
W51L4 ""My" thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the Thoughts I think with God."
W51L5 "I am never upset for the reason I think because I am constantly trying to justify "my" thoughts."
W52L3 "8) "My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.""
W52L3 "I see only my own thoughts, and my mind is preoccupied with the past."
W52L5 "10) "My thoughts do not mean anything.""
W52L5 "I have no private thoughts."
W52L5 "Yet it is only private thoughts of which I am aware."
W52L5 "What can these thoughts mean?"
W52L5 "Would I not rather join the thinking of the universe than to obscure all that is really mine with my pitiful and meaningless "private" thoughts?"
W53L1 "11) "My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.""
W53L1 "Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world which pictures them can have no meaning."
W53L1 "Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones."
W53L1 "I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing."
W53L2 "Insane thoughts are upsetting, and They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere."
W53L4 "Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home?"
W53L5 "15) "My thoughts are images which I have made.""
W53L5 "Whatever I see reflects my thoughts."
W53L5 "It is my thoughts which tell me where I am and what I am."
W53L5 "The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see."
W54L1 "16) "I have no neutral thoughts.""
W54L1 "Neutral thoughts are impossible because all thoughts have power."
W54L1 "But thoughts cannot be without effects."
W54L1 "My thoughts cannot be neither true nor false."
W54L3 "If I have no private thoughts, I cannot see a private world."
W54L3 "I can also call upon my real thoughts, which share everything with everybody."
W54L3 "As my thoughts of separation call to the separation thoughts of others, so my real thoughts awaken the real thoughts in them."
W54L3 "And the world my real thoughts show me will dawn on their sight as well as mine."
W54L4 "19) "I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.""
W54L5 "Recognizing the shared nature of my thoughts, I am determined to see."
W55L2 "The world I see is hardly the representation of loving thoughts."
W55L2 "It is my own attack thoughts which give rise to this picture."
W55L2 "My loving thoughts will save me from this perception of the world, and give me the peace God intended me to have."
W55L3 "23) "I can escape from the world by giving up attack thoughts.""
W55L3 "Without attack thoughts I could not see a world of attack."
W56L1 "26) "My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.""
W56L1 "My own real thoughts will teach me what it is."
W56L5 "In my own mind, behind all my insane thoughts of separation and attack, is the knowledge that all is one forever."
W56L5 "It has been kept for me in the Mind of God, Who has not left His Thoughts."
W57L3 "I see everything upside-down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth."
W58L1 "Seen through understanding eyes the holiness of the world is all I see, for I can picture only the thoughts I hold about myself."
W59L5 "I have no thoughts which I do not share with God."
W59L5 "I have no thoughts apart from Him because I have no mind apart from His."
W59L5 "As part of His Mind, my thoughts are His and His Thoughts are mine."
W60L4 "There is not a moment in which His Voice fails to direct my thoughts, guide my actions, and lead my feet."
W62L2 "For this, attack must be replaced by forgiveness, so that thoughts of life may replace thoughts of death."
W62L6 "Let related thoughts come freely, for your heart will recognize these words, and in your mind is the awareness that they are true."
W63L4 "You will probably find it easier to let the related thoughts come to you in the minute or two which you should devote to considering this if you can close your eyes."
W64L7 "Related thoughts will come to help you, if you remember the crucial importance of your function to you and to the world."
W64L8 "In the frequent applications of today's idea to be made throughout the day, devote several minutes to reviewing the thoughts, and then to thinking about them and about nothing else."
W64L9 "At times, do the exercises with your eyes closed, trying to concentrate on the thoughts you are applying."
W64L9 "At other times keep your eyes open after reviewing the thoughts and look slowly and unselectively about you, telling yourself: "This is the world it is my function to save.""
W65L1 "Both of these thoughts are obviously necessary for a total commitment."
W65L5 "Then close your eyes, repeat the idea to yourself once again, and watch your mind carefully to catch whatever thoughts cross it."
W65L5 "At first, make no attempt to concentrate only on thoughts related to the idea for today."
W65L6 "After a while, interfering thoughts will become harder to find."
W65L6 "Try, however, to continue a minute or so longer, attempting to catch a few of the idle thoughts which escaped your attention before, but do not strain or make undue effort in doing this."
W66L5 "It is only if the first two thoughts are wrong that the conclusion could be false."
W67L2 "We will begin by repeating this truth about you, and then spend a few minutes adding some relevant thoughts, such as: "Holiness created me holy" "Kindness created me kind.""
W67L3 "After you have gone over several such related thoughts, try to let all thoughts drop away for a brief preparatory interval, and then try to reach past all your images and preconceptions about yourself to the truth in you."
W67L4 "You may find it necessary to repeat the idea for today from time to time, to replace distracting thoughts."
W67L4 "You may also find that this is not sufficient, and that you need to continue adding other thoughts related to the truth about yourself."
W70L9 "For the short and frequent practice periods today, remind yourself that your salvation comes from you, and nothing but your own thoughts can hamper your progress."
W72L3 "A person says something we do not like; he does something that displeases us; he "betrays" his hostile thoughts in his behavior."
W74L3 "Begin the longer practice periods by repeating these thoughts several times, slowly and with firm determination to understand what they mean and to hold them in mind: "There is no will but God's."
W74L3 "Then spend several minutes in adding some related thoughts, such as: "I am at peace.""
W74L3 "During this introductory phase, be sure to deal quickly with any conflict thoughts that may cross your mind."
W74L3 "Tell yourself immediately: "There is no will but God's These conflict thoughts are meaningless.""
W80R23 "Do not allow your intent to waver in the face of distracting thoughts."
W80R24 "Refuse to be side-tracked into detours, illusions, and thoughts of death."
W91L8 "Ask this in honesty, and then devote several minutes to allowing your mistaken thoughts about your attributes to be corrected, and their opposites to take their place."
W91L10 "Relax for the rest of the practice period, confident that your efforts, however meager, are fully supported by the strength of God and all His Thoughts."
W93L3 "Today we question this, not from the point of view of what you think, but from a very different reference point, from which such idle thoughts are meaningless."
W93L3 "These thoughts are not according to God's Will."
W93L10 "At least remember to repeat these thoughts each hour: "Light and joy and peace abide in me."
W93L11 "If a situation arises which seems to be disturbing, quickly dispel the illusion of fear by repeating these thoughts again."
W94L1 "The sounds of this world are still, the sights of this world disappear, and all the thoughts which this world ever held are wiped away forever by this one idea."
W96L5 "Without its function then, it has no peace, and happiness is alien to its thoughts."
W96L7 "Your Self retains Its Thoughts, and They remain within your mind and in the Mind of God."
W96L8 "Thus is salvation kept among the Thoughts your Self holds dear and cherishes for you."
W96L9 "Its Thoughts are mine to use.""
W96L9 "Then seek Its Thoughts, and claim them as your own."
W96L9 "These are your own real thoughts you have denied, and let your mind go wandering in a world of dreams, to find illusions in their place."
W96L9 "Here are your Thoughts, the only ones you have."
W96L10 "If you succeed, the Thoughts that come to you will tell you you are saved, and that your mind has found the function that it sought to lose."
W97L6 "And they will increase in healing power each time someone accepts them as his thoughts, and uses them to heal."
W98L11 "And when the hour is gone, and He is there once more to spend a little time with you be thankful, and lay down all earthly tasks, all little thoughts and limited ideas, and spend a happy time again with Him."
W99L3 "They have existence in that they are thoughts."
W99L3 "And yet they are not real because the mind that thinks these thoughts is separate from God."
W99L8 "It does not think its solitary thoughts and make them real by hiding them from Him."
W99L11 "Forgive all thoughts which would oppose the truth of your completeness, unity and peace."
W100L1 "Salvation must reverse the mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies which lead separate lives and go their separate ways."
W100L8 "Look deep within you, undismayed by all the little thoughts and foolish goals you pass as you ascend to meet the Christ in you."
W101L7 "So should you start your practice periods, and then attempt again to find the joy these thoughts will introduce into your mind."
W107L3 "When truth has come all pain is over, for there is no room for transitory thoughts and dead ideas to linger in your mind."
W108L1 "And what is light except the resolution, born of peace, of all your conflicts and mistaken thoughts into one concept which is wholly true?"
W110L9 "We will remember Him throughout the day with thankful hearts, and loving thoughts for all who meet with us today, for it is thus that we remember Him."
W110R36 "Give it faith that it will use them wisely, being helped in its decisions by the One Who gave the thoughts to you."
W110R312 "Do not forget your Father's need of you, as you review these thoughts He gave to you."
W122L3 "It lets you recognize the Son of God, and clears your memory of all dead thoughts so that remembrance of your Father can arise across the threshold of your mind."
W124L4 "Our minds contain His Thoughts, our eyes behold His loveliness in all we look upon."
W124L6 "Their thoughts are timeless, and apart from distance as apart from time."
W125L3 "In stillness we will hear His Voice today, without intrusion of our petty thoughts, without our personal desires, and without all judgment of His holy Word."
W126L2 "It seems to you that other people are apart from you, and able to behave in ways which have no bearing on your thoughts, nor theirs on yours."
W126L8 "You will need help to make this meaningful because it is so alien to the thoughts to which you are accustomed."
W126L10 "In silence close your eyes upon the world which does not understand forgiveness, and seek sanctuary in the quiet place where thoughts are changed and false beliefs laid by."
W127L8 "He will shine through your idle thoughts today, and help you understand the truth of love."
W128L4 "Let nothing which relates to body thoughts delay your progress to salvation, nor permit temptation to believe the world has anything you want to hold you back."
W129L9 "Remember your decision hourly, and take a moment to confirm your choice by laying by whatever thoughts you have, and dwelling briefly only upon this: "The world I see has nothing that I want."
W131L9 "Leave foolish thoughts like these behind today, and turn your mind to true ideas instead."
W131L10 "We will devote ten minutes to this goal three times today, and we will ask to see the rising of the real world to replace the foolish images that we held dear, with true ideas arising in the place of thoughts which have no meaning, no effect, and neither source nor substance in the truth."
W131L10 "Begin with this: "I ask to see a different world, and think A different kind of thoughts from those I made."
W131L10 "The world I seek I did not make alone, The thoughts I want to think are not my own.""
W131L11 "Review the thoughts as well which are compatible with such a world, and which you think are true."
W131L15 "Remember often that today should be a time of special gladness, and refrain from dismal thoughts and meaningless laments."
W132L1 "The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth."
W132L2 "Yet is salvation easily achieved, for anyone is free to change his mind, and all his thoughts change with it."
W132L2 "You free the future from all ancient thoughts of seeking what you do not want to find."
W132L4 "Perhaps you think you did not make the world, but came unwillingly to what was made already, hardly waiting for your thoughts to give it meaning."
W132L8 "The sick are healed as you let go all thoughts of sickness, and the dead arise when you let thoughts of life replace all thoughts you ever held of death."
W132L14 "Today our purpose is to free the world from all the idle thoughts we ever held about it, and about all living things we see upon it."
W132L16 "You need not realize that healing comes to many brothers far across the world as well as to the ones you see near by, as you send out these thoughts to bless the world."
W134L17 "Let him be freed from all the thoughts you had of sin in him."
W135L3 "And all its structures, all its thoughts and doubts, its penalties and heavy armaments, its legal definitions and its codes, its ethics and its leaders and its gods, all serve but to preserve its sense of threat."
W135L11 "These are the thoughts in need of healing, and the body will respond with health when they have been corrected and replaced with truth."
W136L13 "The Thoughts of God are quite apart from time."
W136L19 "If you let your mind harbor attack thoughts, yield to judgment or make plans against uncertainties to come, you have again misplaced yourself, and made a bodily identity which will attack the body, for the mind is sick."
W137L12 "Today we ask that only truth will occupy our minds; that thoughts of healing will this day go forth from what is healed to what must yet be healed, aware that they will both occur as one."
W137L14 "And so we will begin the day with this, and give ten minutes to these thoughts with which we will conclude today at night as well: "When I am healed I am not healed alone."
W137L15 "And as you rest in quiet be prepared to give as you receive, to hold but what you give, and to receive the Word of God to take the place of all the foolish thoughts that ever were imagined."
W139L12 "In thanks for all creation, in the Name of its Creator and His Oneness with all aspects of creation, we repeat our dedication to our cause today each hour, as we lay aside all thoughts which would distract us from our holy aim."
W140L8 "It is as near to us as our own thoughts, so close it is impossible to lose."
W140L11 "Our only preparation is to let our interfering thoughts be laid aside, not separately, but all of them as one."
W140R41 "Thus we review the recent lessons and their central thoughts in such a way as will facilitate the readiness which we would now achieve."
W140R43 "Because they are illusions, they are not perceived to be but what they are; defenses which protect your unforgiving thoughts from being seen and recognized."
W140R48 "We add no other thoughts, but let them be the messages they are."
W151L14 "And then we watch our thoughts, appealing silently to Him Who sees the elements of truth in them."
W151L15 "Give Him your thoughts, and He will give them back as miracles which joyously proclaim the wholeness and the happiness God wills His Son as proof of His eternal Love."
W151L16 "Your ministry begins as all your thoughts are purified."
W151L16 "And everyone will share the thoughts with you which He has retranslated in your mind."
W151L18 "As we give thanks, the world unites with us, and happily accepts our holy thoughts, which Heaven has corrected and made pure."
W152L12 "He will substitute the peace of God for all your frantic thoughts, the truth of God for self-deceptions, and God's Son for your illusions of yourself."
W153L9 "Now we cannot fear, for we have left all fearful thoughts behind."
W153L13 "Now a quiet time has come in which we put away the toys of guilt, and lock our quaint and childish thoughts of sin forever from the pure and holy minds of Heaven's children and the Son of God."
W153L16 "At other times the business of the world will close on us, and we will be unable to withdraw a little while and turn our thoughts to God."
W156L2 "We are not inconsistent in the thoughts that we present in our curriculum."
W157L5 "For your experience today will so transform your mind that it becomes the touchstone for the holy Thoughts of God."
W158L7 "It beholds a light beyond the body; an idea beyond what can be touched, a purity undimmed by errors, pitiful mistakes, and fearful thoughts of guilt from dreams of sin."
W161L4 "Yet do these thoughts make clear the meaning of creation?"
W162L4 "For the words we use are mighty, and they need no thoughts beyond themselves to change the mind of him who uses them."
W163L1 "All such thoughts are but reflections of the worshipping of death as Savior and as giver of release."
W163L8 "And yet can thoughts like these be fearful?"
W163L9 "We accept Your Thoughts as ours, and our will is One with Yours eternally."
W165L1 "What but your thoughts of misery and death obscure the perfect happiness and the Eternal Life your Father wills for you?"
W167L1 "Like all His Thoughts, it has no opposite."
W167L8 "Forever unopposed by opposites of any kind, the Thoughts of God remain forever changeless, with the power to extend forever changelessly but yet within Themselves, for They are everywhere."
W167L11 "And in His Thoughts, Which have no opposite, we understand there is one life, and that we share with Him; with all creation, with their thoughts as well, whom He created in a Unity of life which cannot separate in death and leave the Source of Life from where It came."
W170R53 "And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us."
W170R58 "Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need, and knows the answer God has given Him."
W170R58 "Together we review these thoughts."
W181L7 "And we will also use these thoughts to keep us safe throughout the day."
W182L3 "The sick arise, healed of their sickly thoughts."
W182L6 "Let all your thoughts become anchored on This."
W182L8 "Let all thoughts be still except this one."
W182L8 "And to all other thoughts respond with This, and see God's Name replace the thousand little names you gave your thoughts, not realizing that there is One Name for all there is, and all that there will be."
W182L10 "His Father's Thoughts become his own."
W183L7 "For He would bring you back with Him, that He Himself might stay, and not return again where He does not belong and where He lives an outcast in a world of alien thoughts."
W186L13 "He has Thoughts which answer every need His Son perceives, although He sees them not."
W187L2 "Yet we have learned that things but represent the thoughts which make them."
W187L5 "Thoughts extend as they are shared, for they can not be lost."
W188L3 "It removes all thoughts of the ephemeral and valueless."
W188L6 "Exclude the outer world, and let your thoughts fly to the peace within."
W188L6 "For honest thoughts, untainted by the dream of worldly things outside yourself, become the holy messengers of God Himself."
W188L6 "These thoughts you think with Him."
W188L8 "We take our wandering thoughts, and gently bring them back to where they fall in line with all the thoughts we share with God."
W189L7 "Simply do this: Be still and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself."
W189L10 "We have no thoughts we think apart from You, and cherish no beliefs of what we are or who created us."
W190L5 "It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain."
W190L6 "It merely represents your thoughts."
W190L7 "Your thoughts of death envelop it in fear, while in your kind forgiveness does it live."
W190L9 "Lay down all thoughts of danger and of fear."
W191L5 "But let today's idea find a place among your thoughts, and you have risen far above the world and all the worldly thoughts that hold it prisoner."
W192L7 "We are lost in mists of shifting dreams and fearful thoughts, our eyes shut tight against the light; our minds engaged in worshipping what is not there."
W194L2 "Accept today's idea, and you have passed all anxiety, all pits of hell, all blackness of depression, thoughts of sin, and devastation brought about by guilt."
W194L8 "For thus you call the memory of Him to come again, replacing all your thoughts of sin and evil with the truth of love."
W196L3 "And you will see within today's idea the light of resurrection, looking past all thoughts of crucifixion and of death to thoughts of liberation and of life."
W196L7 "Until this shift has been accomplished, you can not perceive that it is but your thoughts which bring you fear, and your deliverance depends on you."
W196L8 "For once you understand it is impossible that you be hurt except by your own thoughts, the fear of God must disappear."
W197L2 "How easily are God and guilt confused by those who know not what their thoughts can do."
W197L8 "All that you think can only be His Thoughts, sharing with Him the holy Thoughts of God."
W198L8 "The stillness of your Self remains unmoved, untouched by thoughts like these, and unaware of any condemnation which could need forgiveness."
W198L11 "Now is there stillness where before there was a frantic rush of thoughts that made no sense."
W198L12 "He needs no thoughts of mercy."
W199L2 "Attack thoughts cannot enter such a mind, because it has been given to the Source of Love, and fear can never enter in a mind which has attached itself to Love."
W200R62 "With this in mind, we start our practicing in which we carefully review the thoughts the Holy Spirit has bestowed on us in our last twenty lessons."
W200R66 "Beyond such special applications of each day's idea, we will add but few formal expressions or specific thoughts to aid your practicing."
W200R66 "Instead we give these times of quiet to the Teacher Who instructs in quiet, speaks of peace, and gives our thoughts whatever meaning they may have."
W213L1 "A lesson is a miracle which God offers to me, in place of thoughts I made that hurt me."
W220IN29 "His Thoughts have lit the darkness of our minds."
W220IN212 "These special thoughts should be reviewed each day, each one of them to be continued 'til the next is given you."
W221L2 "We wait with one intent; to hear our Father's answer to our call, to let our thoughts be still and find His peace, to hear Him speak to us of what we are, and to reveal Himself unto His Son."
W222L1 "He is my home, wherein I live and move; the Spirit Which directs my actions, offers me Its Thoughts, and guarantees my safety from all pain."
W223L1 "He has no Thoughts that are not part of me, and I have none but Those which are of Him."
W229L2 ""Father, my thanks to You for what I am; for keeping my identity untouched and sinless in the midst of all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up."
W230W21 "It guarantees that time will have an end, and all the thoughts that have been born in time will end as well."
W232L1 "As evening comes, let all my thoughts be still of You and of Your Love, and let me sleep sure of my safety, certain of Your care, and happily aware I am Your Son.""
W233L1 ""Father, I give You all my thoughts today."
W234L1 "So brief the interval there was no lapse in continuity, nor break in thoughts which are forever unified as one."
W240W32 "Here was perception born, for knowledge could not cause such insane thoughts."
W249L2 "We have betrayed them; held them in a vise of bitterness, and frightened them with thoughts of violence and death."
W250W43 "Sin is the home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts which are untrue."
W252L1 "My Self is holy beyond all the thoughts of holiness of which I now conceive."
W254L2 "Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or actions."
W254L2 "When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go."
W257L1 "Let us therefore be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully, and achieve only what God would have us do today."
W265L1 "The images I see reflect my thoughts."
W265L2 " "In quiet would I look upon the world, which but reflects Your Thoughts and mine as well."
W275L2 "For Your Voice will tell me what to do, and where to go; to whom to speak, and what to say to him; what thoughts to think; what words to give the world."
W278L2 "I have had many foolish thoughts about myself and my creation, and have brought a dream of fear into my mind."
W281L1 "Your Thoughts can only bring me happiness."
W281L1 "If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have forgotten what You think, and put my little, meaningless ideas in place of where Your Thoughts belong, and where They are."
W281L1 "I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts."
W281L1 "The Thoughts I think with You can only bless."
W281L1 "The Thoughts I think with You alone are true.""
W284L1 "I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt."
W285L1 "I ask but them to come and realize my invitations will be answered by the thoughts to which they have been sent by me."
W290W83 "What need has such a mind for thoughts of death, attack and murder?"
W291L2 ""This day my mind is quiet, to receive the Thoughts You offer me."
W293L1 "All fear is past because its source is gone, and all its thoughts gone with it."
W294L1 "And yet a neutral thing does not see death, for thoughts of fear are not invested there, nor is a mockery of love bestowed upon it."
W296L1 "I am resolved to let You speak through me, for I would use no words but Yours, and have no thoughts which are apart from Yours, for only Yours are true."
W303L1 "Let all God's holy Thoughts surround me, and be still with me while Heaven's Son is born."
W320W111 "Creation is the sum of all God's Thoughts, in number infinite, and everywhere without all limit."
W320W111 "Forever and forever are God's Thoughts exactly as They were and as They are, unchanged through time and after time is done."
W320W112 "God's Thoughts are given all the power that Their own Creator has."
W325L1 "And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him and find the way to Heaven and to God."
W330W124 "To know Reality is not to know the ego and its thoughts, its works, its acts, its laws and its beliefs, its dreams, its hopes, its plans for its salvation, and the cost belief in it entails."
W334L1 "Illusions must be vain, and dreams are gone even while they are woven out of thoughts that rest on false perception."
W339L2 "It is a day in which I would do nothing by myself, but hear Your Voice in everything I do; requesting only what You offer me, accepting only Thoughts You share with me.""
W350L1 "What he is, is unaffected by his thoughts."
W360FL3 "And to this purpose let us dedicate our minds, directing all our thoughts to serve the function of salvation."
M1A1 "It also emphasizes that teaching is a constant process; it goes on every moment of the day and continues into sleeping thoughts as well."
M1A5 "And then they are seen no more, although their thoughts remain a source of strength and truth forever."
M5E2 "The might of God's teachers lies in their gentleness, for they have understood their evil thoughts came neither from God's Son nor his Creator."
M5E2 "Thus did they join their thoughts with Him Who is their Source."
M6B2 "If he is healed, he is responsible for his thoughts."
M6B2 "And if he is responsible for his thoughts he will be killed, to prove to him how weak and pitiful he is."
M6D2 "Their thoughts ask for the right to question what the patient has accepted is true."
M13A1 "And being limitless, His Thoughts are joined with God's forever and ever."
M13A1 "Thus does He share God's Will, and bring His Thoughts to still deluded minds."
M16A3 "You who are sometimes sad and sometimes angry; who sometimes feel your just due is not given you, and your best efforts meet with lack of appreciation and even with contempt; give up these foolish thoughts."
M18A4 "Or it may also take the form of intense rage, accompanied by thoughts of violence, fantasied or apparently acted out."
M18A5 "Anger in response to perceived magic thoughts is a basic cause of fear."
M18A7 "But what will now be your reaction to all magic thoughts?"
M18A8 "Magic thoughts need not lead to condemnation, for they do not really have the power to give rise to guilt."
M19A1 "Magic thoughts are but illusions."
M19A2 "God's teachers' major lesson is to learn how to react to magic thoughts wholly without anger."
M21A6 "The universe beyond the sun and stars, and all the thoughts of which you can conceive, belong to you."
M22A1 "Words can be helpful, particularly for the beginner, in helping concentration and facilitating the exclusion or at least the control of extraneous thoughts."
M28A5 "Terrible His Thoughts and fearful His image."
M29A3 "Thoughts turn to Heaven and away from hell."
U5A2 "For everything they see not only will not last, but lends itself to thoughts of sin and guilt."
P3D4 "The psychotherapist becomes his patient, working through other patients to express his thoughts as he receives them from the Mind of Christ."
S1C8 "For now it rises as a song of thanks to your Creator, sung without words, or thoughts, or vain desires, unneedful now of anything at all."
S3B1 "It is external proof of inner "sin," and witnesses to unforgiving thoughts that injure and would hurt the Son of God."
S3C2 "It does not come because of hurtful thoughts and raging anger at the universe."
S3E6 "Come unto Me, My children, once again, without such twisted thoughts upon your heart."
G1A4 "There is no point at which their thoughts agree, their gifts unite in kind or purpose."
G1A10 "This is my offering: A quiet world, with gentle ordering and kindly thoughts, alive with hope and radiant in joy, without the smallest bitterness of fear upon its loveliness."
G4A7 "Forget the cost, the thoughts of loss and gain, the bargaining, the counting of the score, the world associates with every gift it gives in strict accordance with its laws."
Quotes on "Thoughtfully"
W28L8 "As usual, the applications should include the name of the subject which your eyes happen to 'light on, and you should rest your eyes on it while saying: "Above all else, I want to see this ____ differently" Each application should be made quite slowly and as thoughtfully as possible."
W95L12 "Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas: "I am One Self.""
Quotes on "Thoughtfulness"
T27H15 "Select his thoughtfulness to dream about, INSTEAD of counting up the hurts he gave."
Quotes on "Thoughtless"
T27H8 "Careless indeed of him this mind must be, as thoughtless of his peace and happiness as is the weather, or the time of day."
W8L3 "While thoughtless "ideas" preoccupy your mind, the truth is blocked."
Quotes on "Thoughtlessly"
T30F9 "And do not choose an idol thoughtlessly, remembering that he will pay the cost as well as you."
Quotes on "Thoughtlessness"
T25H10 "He can no more be left outside, WITHOUT a special function in the hope of peace, than could the Father overlook His Son, and pass him by in careless thoughtlessness."
W67L4 "Yet perhaps you will succeed in going past that, and through the interval of thoughtlessness to the awareness of a blazing light in which you recognize yourself as Love created you."
Quotes on "Think"
T1B22Q "If you will review the evidence, I think you will find this inescapable."
T1B24C "This is how a man MUST think of himself in his heart, because this is what he IS."
T1B41AK "You tell your own classes that nobody would bother even to get up and go from one place to another if he did not think he would somehow be better off."
T2B49 "You still think this is associated with loss."
T2B49 "What do you think "the meek shall inherit the earth" MEANS?"
T2B59 "It may entail more mis-will than we think."
T2D5 "You both believe that you ARE responsible for what you DO, but NOT for what you THINK."
T2D5 "The truth is that you ARE responsible for what you THINK, because it is only at this level that you CAN exercise choice."
T2D5 "What you DO comes from what you think."
T2D5 "This is controlled by Me automatically, as soon as you place what you think under my guidance."
T2D10 "2)You can BEHAVE as you think you should, but without entirely WILLING to do so."
T2D11 "If you think about it, you will realize that in both cases the will and the behavior are out-of-accord, resulting in a situation in which you are doing what you do NOT will."
T2E12 "They even attempt to "free" the patient by persuading him that he can think whatever he wants, without ANY real effect at all."
T2E14 "If you believe that what you think is ineffectual, you may cease to be overly afraid of it, but you are hardly likely to respect it, either."
T2E17 "Human beings are not used to miraculous thinking, but they CAN be TRAINED to think that way."
T2E38 "(I still think it was the other way around - - Helen Schucman."
T2F2 "It is a Final Healing, rather than a meting out of punishment, however much man may think punishment is deserved."
T3A2 "YOU do not think of the notes in this way at all."
T3G34 "You still think that you MUST respond to their errors AS IF they were true."
T4B16 "I will teach with you and live with you, if you will think with me."
T4B21 "Once again, - NOTHING you do, or think, or will, or make is necessary to establish your worth."
T4D16 "You still think there are.""
T4E4 "And then change your minds to THINK WITH GOD's."
T4E5 "This may seem hard to you, but it is MUCH easier than trying to think AGAINST it."
T4E13 "Your mind and mine can unite in shining your ego away, and releasing the strength of God into everything you think and will and do."
T4E18 "If you will think over your lives, you will see how carefully the preparations were made."
T4G8 "I wanted him to think of himself as a separate consciousness, capable of direct communication with the Creator of that consciousness."
T4G8 "He, too, MUST begin to think of himself as a very powerful receiving and sending channel, a description I once gave you symbolically."
T4I8 "Bill, you can do much on behalf of your own rehabilitation AND Helen's, and much more universally as well, if you think of the Princeton meetings in this way: I am here ONLY to be truly helpful."
T5A1 "I told you once to think how many opportunities you have to gladden yourselves, and how many you have refused."
T5B3 "If you think about it, you will see that, while this kind of thinking is totally alien to having THINGS, even to the lower mind it is quite comprehensible in connection with IDEAS."
T5D13 "Having given this invitation to the Holy Spirit, I could come to provide the model for HOW TO THINK."
T5F16 "That is because only the complete can think completely, and the thinking of God lacks nothing."
T5F16 "Everything YOU think that is not through the Holy Spirit IS lacking."
T5G7 "We said before that you must learn to think WITH God."
T5G7 "To think WITH Him is to think LIKE Him."
T5G12 "They also show that you believe you CAN think apart from God, and WANT to."
T5I13 "Why should you listen to the endless insane calls which you think are made upon you, when you KNOW the voice of God Himself is in you?"
T5I17 "You might ask him for me whether he does not think he might be dissociating HIMSELF from his own awareness, since he is so clear about the remedy for YOU."
T6B21 "This is NOT as God thinks, and you must think as He thinks if you are to know Him again."
T6C2 "The reason, however, may not be as clear to you as you think."
T6C4 "It begins by excluding something you think exists in you which you do not want, and leads directly to your excluding yourself from your brothers."
T6C9 "Because your minds are split, you can also perceive as well as think, but perception cannot escape from the basic laws of mind."
T6F7 "Many think that this is accomplished through death, but NOTHING is accomplished through death because death is nothing."
T6F8 "The body is the symbol of WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE."
T6G10 "You are NOT asked to make insane decisions, although you are free to THINK you are."
T7B3 "To think like God is to share His certainty of WHAT YOU ARE."
T7F10 "But YOU think that you HAVE changed it, as long as you learn through the ego."
T7F11 "He himself must think he CAN, or he would not perceive himself as sick."
T7G1 "You can think of the Sonship ONLY as one."
T7G8 "The ONLY reason why you find this difficult is because you think there IS something else."
T7H3 "Every response you make is determined by what you think you ARE."
T7H3 "And what you WANT to be IS what you think you are."
T7H10 "If you will to separate YOURSELF from God, that is what you will think others are doing TO you."
T8D5 "As you think of him, you will think of yourself."
T8E6 "Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do?"
T8F9 "When you THINK you are unwilling to will with God, YOU ARE NOT THINKING."
T8H8 "YOU do not KNOW how you feel, because YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE EGO's CONFUSION, and YOU think A LEARNING DEVICE CAN TELL YOU HOW YOU FEEL."
T8J4 "The only source of fear in this whole process can ONLY be WHAT YOU THINK YOU LOSE."
T9B2 "And if you think he is WRONG, you are condemning YOURSELF."
T9C2 "It would merely be further error to think either that you do NOT make them, or that you can CORRECT them without a GUIDE TO CORRECTION."
T9H6 "You know, from your own experience, that what you see in dreams you think is real, as long as you are asleep."
T9H6 "You do not think this mysterious, even though ALL the laws of what you awake to WERE violated while you slept."
T9I7 "When you think you are attacking your SELF, it is a sure sign that you hate what you think you are."
T9I7 "What you THINK you are CAN be hateful, and what this strange image makes you do can be very destructive."
T9I12 "And you are willing to keep it hidden, to protect this idol, which you think will save you from dangers WHICH THE IDOL ITSELF STANDS FOR, but which do not exist."
T9I16 "You think they are your father, because you are projecting onto them the fearful fact that YOU MADE THEM TO REPLACE GOD."
T9J2 "But if you refuse to worship him, in whatever form he may appear to you, and wherever you think you see him, he will disappear into the nothingness out of which he was made."
T9K1 "No-one can really DO this, but that you can THINK you can, and BELIEVE YOU HAVE, is beyond dispute."
T9K4 "The "attack on God" made His Son think he was fatherless, and out of his depression he made the god of depression."
T9K7 "When you think He has not answered your call, YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED HIS."
T10C6 "Think like Him ever so slightly, and the little spark becomes a blazing light that fills your mind so that He becomes your only Guest."
T10H6 "As long as you THINK YOU KNOW its meaning, you will see no need to ask it OF Him."
T10H9 "Realize that YOU ARE AFRAID OF HIS SPECIFICITY, for fear of what you think it will DEMAND of you."
T11C8 "You will not get rid of this until you DO realize it, for UNTIL then, you will think you want to get rid of EACH OTHER and KEEP THE HATRED."
T11D2 "Suppose a brother insists on having you do something you think you do not want to do."
T11D8 "You are AT ODDS with the world as you perceive it because you think IT is antagonistic to you."
T11H6 "For you will think they are the same, BECAUSE YOU WANT THEM BOTH."
T11H8 "When you think you are projecting what you do NOT want, it is still because you DO want it."
T11H15 "You will think that death comes from Him, AND NOT FROM THE EGO, because, by confusing yourself WITH the ego, you believe that YOU want death."
T12C1 "And you may think that it would be easy enough for the Holy Spirit to show it to you, and dispel it WITHOUT the need for you to raise it to awareness yourself."
T12C4 "For you could NOT control your joyous response to the call of love if you heard it, and the whole world you THINK you control WOULD vanish."
T12C5 "You have built your whole insane belief system, because you think you would be HELPLESS in God's Presence."
T12C5 "And you would SAVE yourself from His love, because you think it would crush you into nothingness."
T12C5 "YOU THINK YOU HAVE MADE A WORLD THAT GOD WOULD DESTROY."
T12D2 "For your definition of Heaven IS hell and oblivion, and the REAL Heaven is the greatest threat you think you COULD experience."
T12G10 "For what YOU think you need will merely serve to tighten up your world AGAINST the light, and render you unwilling to question the value that this world can REALLY hold for you."
T13B3 "Help Him to give His gift of light to all who think they wander in the darkness, and let Him gather them into His quiet sight that makes them one."
T13C3 "Whate'er you hold as dear YOU THINK IS YOURS."
T13D14 "Alone we are all lowly, but together, we shine with brightness so intense, that none of us alone can even think on it."
T13F5 "And while you think it possible to LEARN to do this, you will NOT believe all that IS possible to learn to do."
T13H5 "YOU WILL THINK HE DOES."
T13H7 "He can do NOTHING that can hurt you, and by refusing to allow him to THINK HE CAN, you teach him that the Atonement, which you have accepted for yourself, IS ALSO HIS."
T13H9 "But those who believe they are guilty, WILL respond to guilt, because THEY THINK IT IS SALVATION, and will NOT refuse to see it, and side WITH it."
T13H13 "WITHOUT His guidance, you will think you know alone, and will decide AGAINST your peace, as surely as you made the wrong decision in ever thinking that Salvation lay in you alone."
T13H17 "Whenever you are in doubt what you should do, think of His Presence in you, and tell yourself this, and ONLY this: "He leadeth me, and knows the way, which I know not."
T13I2 "For until you do, you will still think that you are separate FROM Him."
T14B12 "Come gladly to the holy circle, and look out in peace on all who think they are outside."
T14C5 "He KNOWS you are not separate from God, but He perceives much in your mind that lets you THINK you are."
T14F4 "For some are reflections of Heaven, while others are motivated by the ego, which but SEEMS to think."
T14G4 "Put no confidence at all in darkness to illuminate your understanding, for if you do, you CONTRADICT the light, and thereby THINK you see the darkness."
T14G6 "If you are WHOLLY free of fear of any kind, and if all those who meet, or even THINK of you, SHARE in your perfect peace, then you can be sure that you have learned GOD's lesson, and NOT yours."
T14G6 "The ABSENCE of PERFECT peace means but ONE thing; you THINK you do not will for God's Son what His Father wills for him."
T14G9 "It is only because you think that you can run some little part, or deal with certain aspects of your lives alone, that the guidance of the Holy Spirit is limited."
T14G10 "Do you think that what the Holy Spirit would have you GIVE, He would withhold from YOU?"
T14G13 "Think not you understand ANYTHING, until you pass the test of perfect peace, for peace and understanding GO TOGETHER, and never can be found alone."
T14G14 "Whenever you think YOU know, peace will depart from you, because you have abandoned the Teacher of Peace."
T14G16 "You think you know Him not, only because, alone, it is impossible to know Him."
T15B8 "Take this very instant, NOW, and think of it as ALL THERE IS of time."
T15D3 "You who have sought AND FOUND littleness, remember this: Every decision that you make stems from WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE, and represents the value that you PUT upon yourself."
T15D12 "But think not you can substitute YOUR plan for His."
T15D13 "For where you would help your brother be, there will you think YOU are."
T15E2 "Think not that you can find Salvation in your own way, and HAVE it."
T15F11 "Think you that you can judge the Self of God?"
T15G2 "Nor do you think that, by God's answer to HIM, YOUR hope of answer is diminished."
T15H11 "And, if you think it IS, you will feel guilty about COMMUNICATION, and will be AFRAID to hear the Holy Spirit, recognizing in His voice, your OWN need to communicate."
T15H11 "For you think that your minds must be kept PRIVATE, or you will LOSE them."
T15I4 "Think but an instant on this; God gave the Sonship to you, to ensure your perfect creation."
T15I8 "For it is impossible to recognize as WHOLLY without gratification, WHAT YOU THINK YOU WANT."
T15I9 "For the ego would limit everyone TO a body for ITS purposes, and, while you think it HAS a purpose, you will choose to utilize the means by which IT tries to turn its purpose into accomplishment."
T15J5 "This is the choice you think you have, and the decision that you believe that you must make."
T15J6 "As host to the ego, you believe that you can give ALL your guilt away, WHATEVER you think, and purchase peace."
T15J6 "For you are unwilling to recognize that the ego, which you INVITED, is treacherous only to those who think they are its host."
T15J8 "And this you think SAVES YOU FROM GOD, whose TOTAL Love would COMPLETELY destroy you."
T15J8 "You think that everyone OUTSIDE yourself demands your sacrifice, but you do NOT see that ONLY you demand sacrifice, and ONLY of yourself."
T15K1 "Your brothers and your Father have become VERY fearful to you, and you would bargain with them for a few special relationships, in which you think you see some scraps of safety."
T16B5 "And you will think that, by meeting the needs of one, you do NOT jeopardize another, because you keep them SEPARATE, and secret from each other."
T16C1 "You still think holiness is difficult, because you cannot see how it can be extended to include EVERYONE, and you HAVE learned that it MUST include everyone, to BE holy."
T16C2 "And this is but a way of avoiding, or looking AWAY FROM the whole, to what you think you might be better able to understand."
T16C2 "A better and FAR more helpful way to think of miracles is this: You do NOT understand them, either in part OR whole."
T16C5 "You think your LACK of understanding is a LOSS to you, and so you are unwilling to believe that what HAS happened is true."
T16C7 "It IS true, JUST AS YOU FEAR, that to acknowledge Him, IS to deny ALL that you think you know."
T16C10 "Think what you have REALLY seen and heard, and RECOGNIZE it."
T16D8 "Your bridge is builded stronger than you think, and your foot is planted firmly on it."
T16E7 "It is essential that we look VERY closely at exactly what it is you THINK you can do, to solve a dilemma which seems very real to you, but which does not exist."
T16F10 "Let us not think of its fearful nature, nor of the guilt it MUST entail, nor of the sadness and the loneliness."
T16F10 "Through the death of YOUR self, you think you can ATTACK another self, and snatch it FROM the other, to REPLACE the self that you despised."
T16F10 "And you despise it BECAUSE YOU DO NOT THINK IT OFFERS YOU THE SPECIALNESS THAT YOU DEMAND."
T16F11 "How can you grant unlimited power to what you think you have ATTACKED?"
T16F11 "You think it safer to endow the little self which YOU have made, with power you WRESTED FROM truth, triumphing over it, and leaving IT helpless."
T16G10 "And you will think, in glad astonishment, that for all this, YOU GAVE UP NOTHING!"
T16H2 "And who can give you what you think THE PAST deprived you of?"
T16H3 "It MUST be, therefore, that YOU are maintaining the illusion that it has NOT gone, because you think it serves some purpose that you WANT FULFILLED."
T17A2 "It is, then, only your WISH to change reality that is fearful, because, by your wish you think you have ACCOMPLISHED what you wish."
T17B2 "Think you that you can bring truth to fantasy, and learn what truth MEANS from the perspective of illusions?"
T17D2 "THEY REPRESENT THE EVIL THAT YOU THINK WAS DONE TO YOU."
T17D2 "You bring them with you ONLY that you may "return" evil FOR evil, hoping that THEIR witness will enable you to think guiltily of another, and NOT harm yourself."
T17E7 "Defenses operate TO MAKE YOU THINK YOU CAN."
T17E11 "If you focus on the picture, you will realize that it was only the frame that made you THINK it was a picture."
T17F9 "You are very new in the ways of salvation, and think you have LOST your way."
T17F9 "YOUR way IS lost, but think not this is LOSS."
T17F10 "Think not your choice will leave YOU comfortless."
T17F14 "Think you not the goal ITSELF will gladly arrange the MEANS for its accomplishment?"
T17H6 "But think on this, and learn the CAUSE of faithlessness; you think you hold against another what he has done to you."
T17I5 "Think carefully before you let yourself use faithlessness against him."
T18B3 "Do you REALLY think it strange that a world in which EVERYTHING is backward and upside down, arose from this?"
T18C1 "But think what this world is."
T18C9 "Think not that He has forgotten anyone, in the purpose He has given you."
T18C9 "And think not that He has forgotten YOU, to whom He GAVE this gift."
T18C10 "You are not sure of this, because you think it may be THIS that is the dream."
T18D4 "When you retreat to the illusions, YOUR FEAR INCREASES, for there is little doubt that what YOU think it means IS fearful."
T18E5 "Atonement CANNOT come to those who think that THEY must FIRST atone, but only to those who offer it NOTHING MORE than simple willingness to make way for it."
T18E6 "Rather than seek to prepare YOURSELF for Him, try to think thus: "I who am host to God AM worthy of Him."
T18G2 "You who think you hate your bodies, deceive yourselves."
T18I1 "Think not that this is merely allegorical; for it was made to limit YOU."
T18I1 "You cannot even think of GOD without a body, or some form you think you recognize."
T18I8 "The little aspect that you think you set apart is no exception."
T18J2 "This is the LITTLE part of you, you think you stole from Heaven."
T18J2 "Within its barricades is still a tiny segment of the Son of God, complete and holy, serene and unaware of what you think surrounds it."
T19B7 "You THINK you are PROTECTING the body by HIDING this connection."
T19B15 "For what you think you do to the eternal, you do to YOU."
T19C9 "But think you carefully before you allow yourself to make this choice."
T19D2 "The ego does not think it possible that love, NOT fear, is really called upon by sin, AND ALWAYS ANSWERS."
T19D2 "For what you think is real YOU WANT, and will NOT let it go."
T19E2 "What do you think that it must DISPOSSESS, to dwell in you?"
T19F10 "To think you could be satisfied and happy with so little, IS to hurt yourself."
T19G2 "THIS is the value that you think peace would ROB you of."
T19G6 "Forgive me for all the sins you think the Son of God committed."
T19G8 "Think of your happiness, as everyone offers you witness of the end of sin, and shows you that its power is gone forever."
T19H3 "But think you which it is that is compatible with YOU."
T19H3 "And what you think you are can NEVER be APART from it."
T19H4 "Can YOUR mistake be reasonable grounds for your depression and disillusionment, and for retaliative attack on what you think has failed you?"
T19J7 "And what but insanity could look upon the defeat of God, and think it REAL?"
T19K1 "What would you feel and think, if death held NO attraction for you?"
T19L9 "Think who your brother IS, before you would condemn him."
T19L13 "Think carefully how you would look upon the giver of this gift, for as you look on HIM, so will the gift ITSELF appear to be."
T20C1 "Think on the many offerings made for its pleasure, and remember all these were made to make seem lovely what you hate."
T20D4 "It is a picture of what you think YOU are; of how you SEE yourself."
T20E6 "But think not that He does not need your part, to help Him with the rest."
T20E7 "Think not that your forgiveness of each other serves but you two alone."
T20E8 "Think you, when this has been achieved, that you will rest WITHOUT them?"
T20F4 "You will not think to judge him."
T20H3 "Before we look at them a little closer, remember that if you think THEY are impossible, your wanting of the PURPOSE has been shaken."
T20I3 "And think not that you need make either means OR end."
T20I5 "Why do you think the body is a better home, a safer shelter for God's Son?"
T20I12 "Think but an instant just on this."
T20I12 "And NEVER need you think that there IS something else for you to see."
T21B3 "They think they know their way about in it."
T21B4 "And everything they think is in it, serves to remind them that THEY are incomplete and bitterly deprived."
T21B4 "Thus they DEFINE their life and where they live it, ADJUSTING to it as they think they must, afraid to lose the little that they have."
T21B5 "Listen, and try to think if you remember what we will speak of now."
T21C7 "Think not that you are faithless, for your belief and trust in THIS is strong indeed."
T21C11 "And if you think what YOU have made can TELL you what you see and feel, and place your faith in its ability to do so, you ARE denying your Creator, and BELIEVING that you made yourself."
T21C11 "For, if you think the world you made has power to make you what IT wills, you ARE confusing Son and Father; effect and Source."
T21D7 "For what you think is sin is LIMITATION; and whom you try to limit to the body YOU HATE BECAUSE YOU FEAR."
T21D9 "Those who believe in sin MUST think the Holy Spirit asks for sacrifice."
T21D9 "For this is how they think THEIR purpose is accomplished."
T21D11 "Think you the Holy Spirit is concerned with THIS?"
T21D11 "You THINK He would deprive you FOR YOUR GOOD."
T21E1 "You are indeed afraid to look within, and see the sin you THINK is there."
T21E5 "Think not that THIS is madness."
T21F3 "And you WILL think the world you made directs your destiny."
T21F5 "But think not reason could not ANSWER it."
T21G1 "But reason will also tell you when you THINK you sin you call for help, but if you will not ACCEPT the help you call for, you will not believe that it is yours to give."
T21G1 "And, if he SHARES this same belief, you BOTH will think that you are damned."
T21G3 "No-one can think but for himself, as God thinks not without His Son."
T21G3 "Nor could one mind think only for itself, unless the body WERE the mind."
T21G5 "And, if you think it does, you ARE insane."
T21G5 "But think what you must RECOGNIZE, if it be so."
T21G6 "Yet think not this is fearful."
T21H12 "Why do you think you are unsure the others HAVE been answered?"
T21H13 "Desire what you will, and you shall look on it, and think it real."
T22A3 "They stay until they think there's nothing left to steal, and then move on."
T22A4 "Think what a holy relationship can teach!"
T22B2 "And yet, this strange idea which it DOES accurately describe, you think IS you."
T22B3 "Think, then, what happened."
T22B5 "Here is the ONE emotion that keeps you blind, dependent on the self you think you made, to lead you through the world it made for you."
T22B9 "Think what is GIVEN you, my holy brothers."
T22E2 "It is only the first few steps along the right way that seem hard, because you HAVE chosen, but you still think you can go back and make the other choice."
T22E5 "Think what will happen after!"
T22E6 "Think of the loveliness that YOU will see, who walk with Him!"
T22E6 "And think how beautiful will each of you look to the other!"
T22G3 "Be not disturbed at all to think how He can change the role of means and end so easily in what God loves, and would have free forever."
T22G11 "Think you the Will of God is powerLESS?"
T22G12 "You do not see that this is your attempt, BECAUSE you think the Father and the Son are separate."
T22G12 "And you MUST think that they are separate, BECAUSE OF FEAR."
T22G16 "Look not with fear upon this happy fact, and think not that it lays a heavy burden on you."
T23A2 "And you will think that you succeeded, and attack again."
T23A4 "Think what a happy world you walk, with truth beside you!"
T23B2 "And to those who think that it is possible, the means seem real."
T23B5 "It IS forgotten in the body's life, and, if you think you ARE a body, you will believe you HAVE forgotten it."
T23B11 "And think what happens when the house of God perceives itself divided."
T23C3 "Think how this SEEMS to interfere with the first principle of miracles."
T23C5 "Think what this SEEMS to do to the relationship between the Father and the Son."
T23C6 "Here is a principle which would define what the CREATOR of reality must be; what He MUST think, and what He must believe; and how He must RESPOND, believing it."
T23C8 "Think not the ego will enable you to find ESCAPE from what it wants."
T23C11 "For it was TAKEN from you by the enemy, and hidden where you would not think to look."
T23C18 "Be not deceived when madness takes a form you think is lovely."
T23C19 "You would maintain, and think it true, that you do NOT believe such senseless laws, nor act upon them."
T23C22 "Think not one step is smaller than another, nor that return from one is easier."
T23D7 "Think you the FORM that murder takes can offer safety?"
T23E8 "Think what is given those who share their Father's purpose, and who KNOW that it is theirs!"
T23E8 "Perhaps you think the battleground CAN offer something that you can win."
T23E9 "Those with the strength of God in their awareness could never THINK of battle."
T24B2 "The secret enemies of peace, your least decisions to choose attack instead of love, unrecognized and swift to challenge YOU to combat and to violence far more inclusive than you think, are there by your election."
T24B7 "Look fairly at whatever makes you give each other partial welcome, or would let you think that you are better off apart."
T24C4 "If you think you are, and would defend your specialness against the truth of what you REALLY are, how can you know the truth?"
T24C5 "And it WOULD show them that the specialness they think they see IS an illusion."
T24C7 "You who have chained your Savior to your specialness, and given it HIS place, remember this: He has NOT lost the power to forgive you all the sins you think you placed between him and the function of salvation GIVEN him for you."
T24C8 "Think of the loveliness that you will see within yourself, when you have looked on him as on a Friend."
T24D5 "And God Himself, Who knows that death is NOT your will, must say, "Thy will be done," because YOU think it is."
T24F4 "Yet think not that it looked upon your brother FIRST, nor hated him BEFORE it hated you."
T24G8 "Yet will you think it is, until you realize that it is not a part of him who stands beside you."
T24G10 "Think, then, how great the Love of God for YOU must be, that He has given you a part of Him, to save from pain and give YOU happiness."
T24H4 "And much you think to save, you hurt."
T25A2 "And, as long as they believe THEY are in bodies, where they think they are He CANNOT be."
T25B3 "Perception is a choice of what you want YOURSELF to be; the world you WANT to live in, and the state in which you think your mind will be content and satisfied."
T25B3 "It chooses where you think your safety lies, AT YOUR DECISION."
T25B6 "All this takes note of time and place AS IF they were discrete, for while YOU think that part of YOU is separate, the concept of a Oneness JOINED as one is meaningless."
T25C1 "Perhaps you think you find a hope of satisfaction there."
T25C6 "But think you not the picture is destroyed in ANY way."
T25C7 "Think not this face was ever darkened because YOU saw it in a frame of death."
T25D10 "And he HAS the power to think he CAN BE hurt."
T25E2 "And, while you think that suffering and sin will bring you joy, so long will they be there for you to see."
T25E4 "For think what it would do for YOU."
T25F2 "And who, BECAUSE he wishes to attack, can FAIL to think it MUST be guilty, to DESERVE the wish and leave HIM innocent?"
T25F4 "But think not Heaven is lost to him alone."
T25G6 "And nothing that you THINK you see in it is REALLY there at all."
T25G7 "Think not you lack a special value here."
T25H3 "Let us go back to what we said before, and think of it more carefully."
T25H5 "For God and His beloved Son do NOT think differently."
T25H5 "Think not that this belief depends upon the form it takes."
T25H8 "The FORM is suited to your special needs, and to the special time and place in which you think you find yourself, and where you can be free of place and time, and ALL that you believe must limit you."
T25I7 "So do they think the LOSS of sin a curse."
T25I8 "BECAUSE they think that justice is SPLIT OFF from love, and stands for something else."
T25I8 "What can Love ask of you who think that all of this is true?"
T25J1 "What can it be but arrogance to think your little errors CANNOT be undone by Heaven's justice?"
T25J7 "Unless you think that ALL your brothers have an equal right to miracles with you, you will not claim YOUR right to them, because you were unjust to one with EQUAL rights."
T26B2 "And FOR this little to belong to you, are limits placed on EVERYTHING outside, just as they are on everything you think is YOURS."
T26B6 "You who would make a sacrifice of life, and make your eyes and ears bear witness to the death of God and of His holy Son, think not that you have power to make of them what God willed not they be."
T26C2 "The Holy Spirit offers you release from EVERY problem that you think you have."
T26C2 "There IS no loss; to think there IS, is a mistake."
T26C3 "You HAVE no problems, though you THINK you have."
T26C3 "And yet you COULD not think so, if you saw them vanish one by one, WITHOUT regard to size, complexity, or place and time, or ANY attribute which you perceive that makes each one seem different from the rest."
T26C3 "Think not the limits YOU impose on what you see can limit God in ANY way."
T26C5 "It is THESE problems that you think are great, and cannot BE resolved."
T26C6 "Think, then, how great your OWN release will be, when you are willing to receive correction for ALL your problems."
T26F2 "Think not the way to Heaven's gate is difficult at all."
T26F4 "You think you live in what is past."
T26G2 "The one illusion that you THINK is friend obscures HIS grace and majesty from you, and keeps his friendship and forgiveness from your welcoming embrace."
T26I1 "If it has been projected BEYOND your minds, you think of it as time."
T26I1 "The nearer it is brought to where it IS, the more you think of it in terms of space."
T26I2 "Thus do you think it SAFER to remain a LITTLE careful and a LITTLE watchful of interests perceived as separate."
T26I2 "The interval you think lies in between the giving and receiving of the gift SEEMS to be one in which you sacrifice, and suffer loss."
T26J1 "Think but how holy you must be, from whom the Voice for God calls lovingly unto your brother, that you may awake in him the Voice that answers to YOUR call."
T26J1 "And think how holy HE must be, when in him sleeps your OWN salvation, with HIS freedom joined."
T26K1 "Only this; you have a DIFFERENTIAL view of WHEN attack is justified, and WHEN you think it is unfair, and NOT to be allowed."
T26K1 "When you perceive it AS unfair, you think that a response of anger now is just."
T26K2 "It means that there MUST be some forms in which YOU THINK IT FAIR."
T26K5 "You think your brother is unfair to you BECAUSE you think that one must be unfair to MAKE the other innocent."
T27C5 "And everything you say or do or think but testifies to what you teach to him."
T27C11 "Correction, to a mind so split, MUST be a way to punish sins you think are YOURS in someone else."
T27C12 "And thus He represents the OTHER half, and seems to have a DIFFERENT purpose from the one you cherish, and you THINK is yours."
T27C13 "And what you would correct is only HALF the error, which you think is ALL of it."
T27G6 "How foolish and insane it is to think a miracle is BOUND by laws which it came solely to UNDO."
T27H3 "Your presence JUSTIFIES my wrath, and you exist and think APART from me."
T27H13 "Nothing more fearful than an idle dream has terrified God's Son, and made him think that he has lost his innocence, denied his Father, and made war upon himself."
T27I6 "It IS a joke to think that time can come to circumvent eternity, which MEANS there is no time."
T27I7 "Except that NOW you think that what you did is being done to YOU."
T27I8 "The world but demonstrates an ancient truth; - you WILL believe that others do to you EXACTLY what you think you did to them."
T28E2 "You see them as the same, because you think that YOU are but a dream."
T28E3 "Think, rather, of him as a mind in which illusions still persist, but as a mind which brother is to you."
T28F3 "And, fearing it, you will not WANT to know your own identity, because you think that IT is fearful."
T28F4 "It can NOT think, and so it cannot HAVE effects."
T28G4 "You hate it, yet you think it IS your self, and that, WITHOUT it, would your self be lost."
T28H5 "This world is but the dream that you can BE alone, and think without affecting those apart from you."
T29A2 "This is the consequence the little gap MUST bring to those who cherish it, and think that it is their salvation and their hope."
T29B2 "For now you think that IT determines when you meet, and limits your ability to make communion with each other's mind."
T29D1 "Only those who think that God is lessened by their strength could fail to understand this must be so."
T29D2 "Think you the Father LOST Himself when He created you?"
T29E2 "The dreams you THINK you like would hold you back, as much as those in which the fear is seen."
T29E4 "The dreams you THINK you like are those in which the functions YOU have given have been filled; the needs which YOU ascribe to you are met."
T29E4 "If it succeeds, you think you LIKE the dream."
T29E4 "If it should fail, you think the dream is sad."
T29F1 "Think not that you can change Their dwelling place."
T29G3 "Think not that YOU can set a goal unlike God's Purpose FOR you, and establish it as changeless and eternal."
T29G5 "This world will bind your feet and tie your hands and kill your body, ONLY if you think that it was made to crucify God's Son."
T29I1 "Do you think you know?"
T29J4 "They pretend they rule the world, and give their toys the power to move about, and talk and think and feel, and speak for them."
T30B1 "But think about the kind of day you want, and tell yourself there is a way by which this very day can happen just like that."
T30B3 "Throughout the day, at any time you think of it, and have a quiet moment for reflection, tell yourself again the kind of day you want; the feelings you would have, the things you WANT to happen, and the things you WOULD experience."
T30B10 "And if you think there is, you MUST be wrong."
T30C4 "Think not HE wills to bind you, Who has made you co-creator of the universe along with Him."
T30D4 "But what you think it OFFERS you, you want indeed, and have the RIGHT to ask for."
T30E1 "All idols ARE the false ideas you made to fill the gap you think arose between yourself and what is true."
T30E1 "And you attack them for the things you think they REPRESENT."
T30F6 "Perhaps they still look back, and think they see an idol that they want."
T30F8 "And when an idol tempts you, think of this; there never was a time an idol brought you ANYTHING except the "gift" of guilt."
T30G4 "The mind MUST think of its Creator as it looks upon itself."
T30G4 "Nor will you think that God intends for you a fearful judgment which your brother does not merit."
T30G6 "And thus you think that SOME appearances are real, and not appearances at all."
T30G6 "It ALWAYS means you think forgiveness must be limited."
T30G8 "Nor will you KNOW him, if you think he does not merit the escape from guilt in ALL its forms and ALL its consequence."
T30G8 "There IS no way to think of him but this, if you would know the truth about yourself: "I thank you, Father, for your perfect Son, And in his glory will I see my own.""
T30H1 "For ONLY if its aim could change with every situation could each one be OPEN to interpretation which is different every time you think of it."
T30H2 "And then, in looking back, you think you see ANOTHER meaning in what went before."
T31B2 "And by your wish, you set two choices to be made each time you think you must decide on anything."
T31B3 "Perhaps you think that it is murder justified at last."
T31B3 "And this is what you made your brother FOR, and learned to think that this his purpose IS."
T31B5 "Before you answer, pause to think of this: The answer that I give my brother is What I am asking for."
T31B8 "Can YOU make progress if you think the same, advancing only when he would step back, and falling back when he would go ahead?"
T31B10 "Is it not clear that while you still insist on leading or on following, you think you walk alone, with no-one by your side?"
T31C5 "In death is sin preserved, and those who think that they are sin MUST die for what they are."
T31C6 "You will not WANT to hold in guilt your chosen enemies, nor keep in chains to the illusion of a changing love the ones you think are friends."
T31D1 "There is a tendency to think the world can offer consolation and escape from problems that its purpose is to keep."
T31D1 "Thus you think, within the narrow band from birth to death, a little time is given you to use for you alone; a time when everyone conflicts with you, but you can choose which road will lead you out of conflict, and AWAY from difficulties which concern you not."
T31D6 "Think not that happiness is EVER found by following a road AWAY from it."
T31D9 "How foolish and insane it is to think that there COULD be a road with such an aim."
T31E8 "For even though you do not yet perceive that this is what you think, you surely learned by now that you BEHAVE as if it were."
T31E9 "Let us forget the concept's foolishness, and merely think of this; there are two parts to what you think yourself to be."
T31E10 "Perhaps the reason why this concept must be kept in darkness is that, in the light, the one who would not think it true is YOU."
T31F1 "What you decide in this determines all you see, and think is real, and hold as true."
T31F4 "It matters not where you believe you are, or what you think the truth about yourself must really be."
T31F4 "It makes no difference what you look upon, nor what you choose to feel or think or wish."
T31F6 "It does not matter if you think you are in earth or Heaven."
T31G4 "The contrast is far greater than you think, for you will love this concept of yourself, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT MADE FOR YOU ALONE."
T31G14 "And think as well upon the thing that you would be instead."
T31H2 "And what you choose is what you think is real."
W1IN11 "It is the purpose of these exercises to train the mind to think along the lines which the course sets forth."
W5L1 "This idea, like the preceding one, can be used with any person, situation or event you think is causing you pain."
W5L2 "For example: "I am not angry at ____ for the reason I think.""
W5L2 ""I am not afraid of ____ for the reason I think.""
W5L2 "But again, this should not be substituted for practice periods in which you first search your mind for "sources" of upset in which you believe, and forms of upset which you think result."
W5L3 "Then examine your mind for whatever is distressing you, regardless of how much or how little you think it is doing so."
W5L4 "If this occurs, think first of this: "I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go."
W5L4 "Further examples are: "I am not worried about ____ for the reason I think.""
W5L4 ""I am not depressed about ____ for the reason I think.""
W7L1 "It is the reason why you are never upset for the reason you think."
W8L2 "To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions."
W10L2 "The emphasis is now on the lack of reality of what you think you think."
W10L3 "To recognize this is to recognize nothingness when you think you see it."
W12L1 "You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world."
W12L3 "As you look about you, say to yourself: "I think I see a fearful world, a dangerous world, a hostile world, a sad world, a wicked world, a crazy world," and so on, using whatever descriptive terms happen to occur to you."
W12L3 "For example, you might think of "a good world," or "a satisfying world.""
W12L4 "Be sure that you do not alter the time intervals between applying today's idea to what you think is pleasant and what you think is unpleasant."
W13L1 "On the contrary, you will be particularly likely to think you do perceive it."
W13L4 "Then close your eyes and conclude with: "A meaningless world engenders fear because I think I am in competition with God.""
W13L6 "Do not dwell on the concluding statement, and try not even to think of it except during the exercise periods."
W14L4 "With eyes closed, think of all the horrors in the world that cross your mind."
W15L1 "You think you think them, and so you think you see them."
W17L1 "This is not the way the world thinks, but you must learn that it is the way you think."
W23L4 "Vision already holds a replacement for everything you think you see now."
W30L4 "To help you begin to get used to this idea, try to think of things beyond your present range as well as those you can actually see, as you apply today's idea."
W35L2 "You will believe that you are part of where you think you are."
W35L7 "You should not think of these terms in an abstract way."
W35L8 "Do not strain to think up specific things to fill the interval, but merely relax and repeat today's idea slowly until something occurs to you."
W38L3 "In today's exercises, we will apply the power of your holiness to all problems, difficulties, or suffering in any form that you happen to think of in yourself or someone else."
W39L1 "We are dealing only in the very obvious, which has been overlooked in the clouds of complexity in which you think you think."
W41L6 "Then make no effort to think of anything."
W41L9 "Think of what you are saying; what the words mean."
W42L4 "You might think, for example: "Vision must be possible."
W43L3 "Whatever you do you do in Him, because whatever you think you think with His Mind."
W44L1 "You can make darkness and then think you see in it, but light reflects life, and is therefore an aspect of creation."
W45L1 "They are nothing that you think you think, just as nothing that you think you see is related to vision in any way."
W45L1 "There is no relationship between what is real and what you think is real."
W45L1 "Nothing that you think you see bears any resemblance to what vision will show you."
W45L2 "You think with the Mind of God."
W50R13 "Try, rather, merely to emphasize the central point, and think about it as part of your review of the idea to which it relates."
W51L1 "What I think I see now is taking the place of vision."
W51L5 "5) "I am never upset for the reason I think.""
W54L2 "What I see witnesses to what I think."
W54L4 "Everything I think or say or do touches all the universe."
W54L4 "A Son of God cannot think or speak or act in vain."
W55L4 "What I think are my best interests would merely bind me closer to the world of illusions."
W56L2 "Recognizing that what I see reflects what I think I am, I realize that vision is my greatest need."
W59L3 "It is these I choose when I think I can see apart from Him."
W59L5 "45) "God is the Mind with which I think.""
W61L4 "You will want to think about this idea as often as possible today."
W61L5 "Then think about these statements for a short while, preferably with your eyes closed if the situation permits."
W64L2 "To the Holy Spirit, the world is a place where you learn to forgive yourself what you think of as your sins."
W66L5 "Let us, then, think about the premises for a while, as we are practicing."
W66L9 "Think about this during the longer practice period today."
W66L9 "Think also about the many forms which the illusion of your function has taken in your mind, and the many ways in which you try to find salvation under the ego's guidance."
W66L10 "Try to make this choice as you think about the premises on which our conclusion rests."
W66L12 "It will not take more than a minute, and probably less, to repeat these words slowly, and think about them a little as you say them."
W67L2 "In the longer practice period, we will think about your reality and its wholly unchanged and unchangeable nature."
W68L1 "It makes you believe that He is like what you think you have become, for no one can conceive of his Creator as unlike himself."
W68L4 "Perhaps you do not think that you can let all your grievances go."
W68L5 "Then think of the seemingly minor grievances you hold against those you like, and even think you love."
W68L6 "Spend the remainder of the practice period trying to think of yourself as completely at peace with everyone and everything, safe in a world which protects you and loves you, and which you love in return."
W69L4 "Think of your mind as a vast round area, surrounded by a layer of heavy dark clouds."
W70L8 "If it helps you, think of me holding your hand and leading you."
W74L4 "Think about it briefly but very specifically, identify the particular person or persons and the situation or situations involved, and tell yourself: "There is no will but God's."
W76L3 "Think of the freedom in the recognition that you are not bound by all the strange and twisted laws which you have set up to save you."
W76L3 "You really think that you would starve unless you have stacks of green paper strips and piles of metal discs."
W76L3 "You really think a small round pellet or some fluid pushed into your veins through a sharpened needle will ward off death."
W76L3 "You really think you are alone unless another body is with you."
W76L4 "You think you must obey the "laws" of medicine, of economics, and of health."
W76L5 "It is for this you think you are a body."
W76L8 "Think further; you believe in laws of friendship, of "good" relationships and reciprocity."
W76L9 "Perhaps you even think that there are laws which set forth what is God's and what is yours."
W78L4 "Someone, perhaps, you fear and even hate; someone you think you love who angers you; someone you call a friend, but whom you see as difficult at times, or hard to please; demanding, irritating, or untrue to the ideal he should accept as his according to the role you set for him."
W78L6 "We will regard his body with its flaws and better points as well, as we will think of his mistakes and even of his "sins.""
W78L7 "The body's eyes are closed, and as you think of him who grieved you, let your mind be shown the light in him beyond your grievances."
W78L10 "To everyone you meet, and to the ones you think of, or remember from the past, allow the role of Savior to be given, that you may share it with them."
W79L5 "Some spring up unexpectedly, just as you think you have resolved the previous ones."
W79L7 "We will try to free our minds of all the many different kinds of problems that we think we have."
W83L2 "With one purpose only, I am always certain what to do, what to say, and what to think."
W91L6 "What you think you are is a belief to be undone."
W92L1 "You do not think of light in terms of strength and darkness in terms of weakness."
W92L2 "You also believe the body's brain can think."
W92L2 "Yet this is no more foolish than to believe the body's eyes can see; the brain can think."
W92L3 "It is God's strength in you that is the light in which you see, as it is His Mind with which you think."
W93L1 "You think you are the home of evil, darkness and sin."
W93L1 "You think if anyone could see the truth about you he would be repelled, recoiling from you as if from a poisonous snake."
W93L1 "You think if what is true about you were revealed to you, you would be struck with horror so intense that you would rush to death by your own hand, living on after seeing this being impossible."
W93L4 "Why would you not be overjoyed to be assured that all the evil which you think you did was never done, that all your "sins" are nothing; that you are as pure and holy as you were created, and that light and joy and peace abide in you?"
W93L4 "You think that this is death, but it is life."
W93L4 "You think you are destroyed, but you are saved."
W93L5 "And anything it seems to do and think means nothing."
W93L7 "Whatever evil you may think you did, you are as God created you."
W96L6 "Yet mind apart from Spirit cannot think."
W96L12 "Think, then, how much is given unto you to give this day, that it be given you!"
W99L10 "Think of these things in practicing today, and start your longer practice periods with this instruction in the way of truth: "Salvation is my only function here."
W99L11 "Forgive yourself the one you think you made."
W100L7 "Think what this means."
W101L1 "Yet you must think it so while you believe that sin is real, and that God's Son can sin."
W102L1 "You may think it buys you something, and may still believe a little that it buys you what you want."
W102L2 "It offers nothing, and does not exist, and everything you think it offers you is lacking in existence like itself."
W103L2 "Fear is associated then with love, and its results become the heritage of minds which think what they have made is real."
W105L6 "Think of your "enemies" a little while, and tell each one as he occurs to you: "My brother, peace and joy I offer you, That I may have God's peace and joy as mine.""
W105L9 "Spend your five minutes thus with Him each time you can today, but do not think that less is worthless when you cannot give Him more."
W107L7 "We are as certain of success as we are sure we live and hope and breathe and think."
W108L8 "Then close your eyes, and for five minutes think of what you would hold out to everyone to have it yours."
W108L9 "It might be helpful, too, to think of one to whom to give your gifts."
W108L10 "Think of the exercises for today as quick advances in your learning, made still faster and more sure each time you say: "To give and to receive are one in truth.""
W110R35 "Then begin to think about them quietly, letting your mind relate them to your needs, your seeming problems and all your concerns."
W110R311 "If you are shaken, think of it again."
W119L1 "I am mistaken when I think I can Be hurt in any way."
W121L6 "Through Him you learn how to forgive the self you think you made, and let it disappear."
W121L9 "Yet we will try to learn today that they are one through practicing forgiving toward one whom you think of as an enemy and one whom you consider as a friend."
W122L14 "Be tempted not to let your gifts slip by, and drift into forgetfulness but hold them firmly in your mind by your attempts to think of them at least a minute as each quarter of an hour passes by."
W123L8 "Remember hourly to think of Him, and give Him thanks for everything He gave His Son, that he might rise above the world remembering His Father and his Self."
W126L2 "You further think that they can sin without affecting your perception of yourself, while you can judge their sin and yet remain apart from condemnation and at peace."
W126L5 "Think you the Lord of Heaven would allow the world's salvation to depend on this?"
W126L7 "Not having given Him the gift He asks of you, you cannot recognize His gifts, and think He has not given them to you."
W127L1 "Perhaps you think that different kinds of love are possible."
W127L1 "Perhaps you think there is a kind of love for this, a kind for that; a way of loving one, another way of loving still another."
W127L6 "Today we practice making free our minds of all the laws you think you must obey; of all the limits under which you live, and all the changes which you think are part of human destiny."
W127L11 "At least three times an hour think of one who makes the journey with you, and who came to learn what you must learn."
W128L8 "And when you think you see some value in an aspect or an image of the world, refuse to lay this chain upon your mind, and tell yourself with quiet certainty: "This will not tempt me to delay myself."
W129L1 "Think you this world can offer that to you?"
W129L2 "It might be worth a little time to think once more about the value of this world."
W130L4 "Fear has made everything you think you see."
W131L4 "God's Son cannot seek vainly, though he try to force delay, deceive himself, and think that it is hell he seeks."
W131L11 "For several minutes watch your mind and see, although your eyes are closed, the senseless world you think is real."
W132L4 "And what you behold upon it are your wishes, acted out so you can look on them and think them real."
W132L5 "But it is pride that argues you have come into a world quite separate from yourself, impervious to what you think, and quite apart from what you chance to think it is."
W132L11 "Yet if you are as God created you, you cannot think apart from Him, nor make what does not share His timelessness and love."
W133L3 "Today we list the real criteria by which to test all things you think you want."
W133L11 "And the alternative you think you chose seems fearful and too dangerous to be the nothingness it actually is."
W134L4 "Because you think your sins are real, you look on pardon as deception."
W134L4 "For it is impossible to think of sin as true and not believe forgiveness is a lie."
W134L5 "Those who are forgiven from the view their sins are real are pitifully mocked and twice condemned; first by themselves for what they think they did, and once again by those who pardon them."
W134L7 "It looks on them with quiet eyes, and merely says to them, "My brother, what you think is not the truth.""
W134L9 "When you feel that you are tempted to accuse someone of sin in any form, do not allow your mind to dwell on what you think he did, for this is self-deception."
W135L4 "You think it offers safety."
W135L10 "For you have seen in it the faults, the weaknesses, the limits and the lacks from which you think the body must be saved."
W135L16 "It does not think that it will be provided for unless it makes its own provisions."
W136L3 "In that second, even less, in which the choice is made, you recognize exactly what you would attempt to do, and then proceed to think that it is done."
W136L7 "How do you think that sickness can succeed in shielding you from truth?"
W136L11 "You can but choose to think you die, or suffer sickness or distort the truth in any way."
W136L13 "For it lets you think what God has given you is not the truth right now, as it must be."
W137L6 "Yet think not healing is unworthy of your function here."
W138L1 "We think that all things have an opposite, and what we want we choose."
W138L1 "If Heaven exists there must be hell as well, for contradiction is the way we make what we perceive and what we think is real."
W138L4 "You need to be reminded that you think a thousand choices are confronting you when there is really only one to make."
W140R42 "There is a central theme that unifies each step in the review we undertake, which can be simply stated in these words: "My mind holds only what I think with God.""
W140R44 "And yet your mind holds only what you think with God."
W151L3 "You think your fingers touch reality and close upon the truth."
W151L3 "This is awareness which you understand, and think more real than what is witnessed to by the eternal Voice of God Himself."
W152L1 "No one can grieve nor fear nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants, and no one dies without his own consent."
W152L6 "Is it not strange that you believe to think you made the world you see is arrogance?"
W152L6 "You but accuse Him of insanity to think He made a world where such things seem to have reality."
W152L7 "To think that God made chaos, contradicts His Will, invented opposites to truth, and suffers death to triumph over life, all this is arrogance."
W152L7 "To think you can is merely to believe you can perceive what God willed not to be."
W152L8 "Decide but to accept your rightful place as co-creator of the universe, and all you think you made will disappear."
W152L11 "We think of truth alone as we arise, and spend five minutes practicing its ways, encouraging our frightened minds with this: "The power of decision is my own."
W153L10 "Be still a moment, and in silence think how holy is your purpose, how secure you rest, untouchable within its light."
W153L18 "In time, with practice, you will never cease to think of Him, and hear His loving Voice guiding your footsteps into quiet ways, where you will walk in true defenselessness, for you will know that Heaven goes with you."
W153L18 "Think you He will not make this possible for you who chose to carry out His plan for the salvation of the world and yours?"
W154L1 "And what we think is weakness can be strength; what we believe to be our strength is often arrogance."
W155L14 "And now He asks but that you think of Him a while each day, that He may speak to you and tell you of His Love, reminding you how great His Trust; how limitless His Love."
W157L5 "A vision reaches everyone you meet, and everyone you think of, or who thinks of you."
W161L4 "The mind that taught itself to think specifically can no longer grasp abstraction in the sense that it is all-encompassing."
W161L11 "Then think of this; what you are seeing now conceals from you the sight of one who can forgive you all your sins; whose sacred hands can take the nails which pierce your own away, and lift the crown of thorns which you have placed upon your bleeding head."
W162L4 "And thus you learn to think with God."
W164L8 "Open the curtain in your practicing by merely letting go all things you think you want."
W166L1 "But what would make you think there is another will than His?"
W166L2 "Yet those who think it real must still believe there is another will, and one which leads to opposite effects from those He wills."
W167L3 "You think that death is of the body."
W167L6 "The mind can think it sleeps, but that is all."
W167L11 "He is Lord of what we think today."
W169L6 "We cannot speak nor write nor even think of this at all."
W170L1 "When you think that you attack in self-defense, you mean that to be cruel is protection; you are safe because of cruelty."
W170L9 "Yet do not think that fear is the escape from fear."
W182L7 "Think not He hears the little prayers of those who call on Him with names of idols cherished by the world."
W183L4 "Perhaps you think it is your childhood home that you would find again."
W183L9 "For He was willing to become a little Child that you might learn of Him how strong is he who comes without defenses, offering only love's messages to those who think He is their enemy."
W184L2 "Thus do you think that you have given life in separation."
W184L2 "By this split you think you are established as a unity which functions with an independent will."
W184L6 "And everyone who learns to think that it is so accepts the signs and symbols which assert the world is real."
W184L8 "Think not you made the world."
W184L10 "And then step back to darkness, not because you think it real, but only to proclaim its unreality in terms which still have meaning in the world which darkness rules."
W185L2 "He cannot play with dreams, nor think he is himself a dream."
W185L2 "He cannot make a hell and think it real."
W190L4 "There is no need to think of them as savage crimes or secret sins with weighty consequence."
W190L6 "My holy brothers, think of this awhile; the world you see does nothing."
W192L5 "It cannot think that it will die, nor be the prey of merciless attack."
W192L7 "Our understanding is so limited that what we think we understand is but confusion born of error."
W193L11 "And as we practice, let us think about all things we saved to settle by ourselves, and kept apart from healing."
W194L8 "Think you the world could fail to gain thereby, and every living creature not respond with healed perception?"
W195L9 "Today we learn to think of gratitude in place of anger, malice and revenge."
W197L1 "And so you think God's gifts are loans at best; at worst, deceptions which would cheat you of defenses to ensure that when He strikes He will not fail to kill."
W197L6 "Withdraw the gifts you give, and you will think that what is given you has been withdrawn."
W197L6 "But learn to let forgiveness take away the sins you think you see outside yourself, and you can never think the gifts of God are lent but for a little while, before He snatches them away again in death."
W197L8 "But never think that He has ever ceased to offer thanks to you."
W198L7 "You may think They have accepted, but if you will look again upon the place where you beheld Their blood you will perceive a miracle instead."
W198L7 "How mad to think that you could be condemned, and that the holy Son of God can die!"
W200R67 "I place you in His charge, and let Him teach you what to do and say and think each time you turn to Him."
W219L1 "Be still, my mind, and think a moment upon this."
W220IN210 "Now we are glad that this is all undone, and we no longer think illusions true."
W231L1 "Perhaps I think I seek for something else; a something I have called by many names."
W236L1 "It seems to triumph over me, and tell me what to think, and what to do and feel."
W238L2 "And so again today we pause to think how much our Father loves us."
W242L2 "We do not ask for anything that we may think we want."
W243L1 "I will not think that I already know what must remain beyond my present grasp."
W243L1 "I will not think I understand the whole from bits of my perception, which are all that I can see."
W245L1 "I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness."
W246L1 "Let me not think that I can find the way to God if I have hatred in my heart."
W246L1 "Let me not try to hurt God's Son and think that I can know his Father or my Self."
W260W53 "But we can change the purpose which the body will obey by changing what we think that it is for."
W260W55 "You will identify with what you think will make you safe."
W261L1 "I will identify with what I think is refuge and security."
W261L1 "I will behold myself where I perceive my strength, and think I live within the citadel where I am safe, and cannot be attacked."
W265L1 "And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind alone."
W292L1 "And while we think this will is real, we will not find the end He has appointed as the outcome of all problems we perceive, all trials we see, and every situation that we meet."
W292L2 "Help us not interfere, and so delay the happy endings You have promised us for every problem that we can perceive; for every trial we think we still must meet.""
W309L1 "I fear to look within because I think I made another will which is not true, and made it real."
W330L2 "And if we think we suffer, we but fail to know our one Identity we share with You."
W331L1 "How could I think that Love has left Itself?"
W339L1 "But he can think that pain is pleasure."
W339L1 "But he can think that joy is painful, threatening and dangerous."
W357L1 ""Forgiveness, truth's reflection, tells me how to offer miracles, and thus escape the prison house in which I think I live."
W365EP4 "And now I place you in His hands, to be His faithful followers, with Him as Guide through every difficulty and all pain that you may think is real."
M1A3 "The curriculum that you set up is therefore determined exclusively by what you think you are, and what you believe the relationship of others is to you."
M1A3 "In the formal teaching situation, these questions may be totally unrelated to what you think you are teaching."
M1A3 "But it does mean that the self you think is real is what you teach."
M6B1 "He must think it is a small price to pay for something of greater worth."
M14A2 "Think a while about what the world calls sacrifice."
M17A3 "At the beginning it is wise to think in terms of time."
M17A5 "If it is expedient to spend this time earlier, at least be sure that you do not forget a brief period,- not more than a moment will do,- in which you close your eyes and think of God."
M17A6 "You think you made a place of safety for yourself."
M17A6 "You think you made a power that can save you from all the fearful things you see in dreams."
M18A6 "Do not remember the immensity of the "enemy," and do not think about your frailty in comparison."
M18A7 "Think not He has forgotten.""
M21A4 "Stop for a moment now and think of this: Is conflict what you want, or is God's peace the better choice?"
M28A1 "Is it not madness to think of life as being born, aging, losing vitality, and dying in the end?"
M28A2 "In this perception of the universe as God created it, it would not be possible to think of Him as loving."
M28A6 "The inconsistencies, the compromises and the rituals the world fosters in its vain attempts to cling to death and yet to think love real are mindless magic, ineffectual and meaningless."
M30A3 "Do not, then, think that following the Holy Spirit's guidance is necessary merely because of your own inadequacies."
U4A1 "It is impossible to think of anything He created that could need forgiveness."
U4A2 "They cannot go directly from perception to knowledge because they do not think it is their will to do so."
U7A4 "He seems to be whatever meets the needs you think you have."
P2A5 "The patient need not think of truth as God in order to make progress in salvation."
P3C7 "Perhaps the teacher does not think of God as part of teaching."
P3F2 "Yet it must be taught to those who think it will endanger them."
P3F7 "We are deceived already, if we think there is a need of healing."
P3G6 "Until he does this, he must think of evil as besetting him here and now."
P3H2 "Think carefully, teacher and therapist, for whom you pray, and who is in need of healing."
P3H6 "Think what this means; he has the gifts of God Himself to give away."
P3H8 "Think what the joining of two brothers really means."
P4A2 "Think what God is telling you; He needs your voice to speak for Him."
P4C7 "Then stop a while, long enough to think of this: You have perhaps been seeking for salvation without recognizing where to look."
S1A6 "But do not think because of that that you have been mistaken in your attempts."
S1B4 "The secret of true prayer is to forget the things you think you need."
S1D6 "Stand still an instant, now, and think what you have done."
S1D7 "Think of the cost, and understand it well."
S2B4 "And do not ever think you can see sin in anyone except yourself."
S2B6 "God has given all His Sons a remedy for all illusions that they think they see."
S2D7 "His Answer will be clear as morning, nor is His forgiveness what you think it is."
S3B1 "Do not mistake effect for cause, nor think that sickness is apart and separate from what its cause must be."
S3B2 "Fearful and frail it seems to be to those who think their life is tied to its command and linked to its unstable, tiny breath."
S3E3 "Think what it means to help the Christ to heal!"
S3E10 "Remember this; whatever you may think about yourself, whatever you may think about the world, your Father needs you and will call to you until you come to Him in peace at last."
G1A3 "And you will think that God has ceased to care for you who have betrayed the Son He loves, and chosen fear and guilt to be their friends."
G1A5 "Do not think that fear can enter where His gifts abide."
G1A5 "But do not think His gifts can be received where fear has entered and has touched your sight with gross distortions that the world thinks real."
G3A3 "Find these and do not waken from the dream, for it can give you what you think you lack."
G3A7 "Do not think that anything the gifts of fear hold out is worth an instant's hesitation, when the gate of Heaven stands before you and the Christ of God is waiting your return."
G4A6 "It seems to you that you are helping them if you respond to what they ask and what you think they need."
G4A8 "But do not think that their mistakes were not your own as well."
G4A10 "Do not forget the Source of what you are, and do not think He has forgotten you."
Quotes on "Thinks"
T1B36L "Actually, he does this because he thinks that by minor areas of disorganization he can protect his stability."
T3C6 "Can you believe that the Father REALLY thinks this way?"
T4F12 "The ego thinks it is an advantage not to commit itself to ANYTHING that is eternal, because the eternal MUST come from God."
T4G19 "Bill, on the other hand, DOES dissociate more than he thinks, and that is why he cannot listen."
T5B2 "The higher mind thinks according to the laws which the Soul obeys, and therefore honors only the laws of God."
T7F4 "He may believe that this gift comes from God TO him, but it is quite evident that he does NOT understand God if he thinks HE has something that others DO NOT."
T7F9 "This is because he thinks he is giving something TO them, and is NOT receiving something equally desirable in return."
T7F11 "But by changing your mind about HIS FOR him, you help him undo the change his ego thinks it has made in him."
T8D6 "Everyone is looking for himself and the power and glory he thinks he has lost."
T8G2 "When a Child of God thinks of himself in this way, he is belittling himself and seeing his brothers as similarly belittled."
T9I11 "A sick god MUST be an idol, made in the image of what its maker thinks HE is."
T12D1 "It would thus destroy you here, and bury you here, leaving you no inheritance except the dust out of which it thinks you were made."
T13C5 "Lay not his guilt upon him, for HIS guilt lies in his secret that HE thinks that HE has done this unto YOU."
T15H7 "For each one thinks that he has SACRIFICED something to the other, AND HATES HIM FOR IT."
T15H7 "Yet this is what he thinks he WANTS."
T15H8 "It is always PHYSICAL closeness that the ego demands, and it does not object where the mind goes, or what it thinks, for this seems unimportant."
T16A2 "Having identified with what it THINKS it understands, it sees ITSELF, and would INCREASE itself by sharing what is LIKE itself."
T16C3 "For it is the way GOD thinks, and what is natural to Him, IS natural to you."
T16F7 "Yet, when it FINDS the special relationship in which it thinks it can ACCOMPLISH this, IT GIVES ITSELF AWAY, and tries to TRADE itself for the self of another."
T16F7 "Each partner tries to sacrifice the self he does NOT want, for one he thinks he would PREFER."
T18I4 "Even that segment is not LOST to them, for it could not survive APART from them And what IT thinks it is in no way changes its total dependence on them FOR ITS BEING."
T19C9 "And this WOULD be the ego's wish, which, in its madness, it thinks it has ACCOMPLISHED."
T19D1 "As an ESSENTIAL part of what the ego thinks you ARE, you will ALWAYS want it."
T19L8 "Forgive the sins your brother THINKS he has committed, and all the guilt YOU see in him."
T19L11 "See him as guiltless as I look on you, and OVERLOOK the sins he THINKS he sees within himself."
T21C10 "This seeming independence of effect enables it to be regarded as STANDING BY ITSELF, and capable of serving as a CAUSE of the events and feelings its maker thinks IT causes."
T21C12 "Your brother thinks he made the world with you."
T21C12 "With you, he thinks the world he made, made HIM."
T22A2 "For an unholy relationship is BASED on differences, where each one thinks the OTHER has what HE has NOT."
T22B6 "For everyone sees ONLY what he thinks he IS."
T22G15 "For what ONE thinks, the OTHER will experience WITH him."
T23A1 "And no-one can attack, unless he thinks he HAS."
T23B2 "The ego ALWAYS marches to defeat, BECAUSE it thinks that triumph over you is possible."
T23B2 "And God thinks otherwise."
T23C17 "No-one who thinks that one of them is true SEES WHAT IT SAYS."
T25A3 "But the mind that thinks it IS a body is sick indeed!"
T25B7 "Yet must It use the language which this mind can understand in the condition which it THINKS it is."
T25H1 "The world IS safe from love to everyone who thinks sin possible."
T25H5 "Who thinks the world is sane in any way; is justified in ANYTHING it thinks, or is maintained by ANY form of reason, believes this to be true."
T25I5 "Yet how could HE be just, if He condemns a sinner for the crimes he did not do, but THINKS he did?"
T25I13 "He is no judge of what MUST be another's due, because he thinks HE is deprived."
T27C6 "He thinks your blood is on his hands, and so he stands condemned."
T27H4 "For each one thinks that, if he does his part, the condemnation of the world will rest on him."
T28E3 "Like you, your brother thinks HE is a dream."
T28E7 "This holy picture, healed entirely, does He hold out to every separate piece that thinks it is a picture IN ITSELF."
T29A2 "He fears to love and loves to hate, and so he thinks that love is fearful; hate is love."
T29D1 "Condemn your Savior not because he thinks he is a body."
T29F5 "Your brother thinks he holds the hand of death."
T29J6 "And bad things seem to happen, and he is afraid of all the chaos in a world he thinks is governed by the laws he made."
T29J6 "Yet is the real world unaffected by the world he thinks is real."
T29J8 "They are not made to separate the mind from what it thinks."
T30E6 "His ONE mistake is that he thinks them real."
T31B8 "He is afraid to walk with you, and thinks perhaps a bit behind, a bit ahead, would be a safer place for him to be."
T31C5 "The mind that thinks it is a sin has but ONE purpose; that the body be the source of sin, and KEEP it in the prison house it chose, and guards, and holds itself at bay, a sleeping prisoner to the snarling dogs of hate and evil, sickness and attack; of pain and age, of grief and suffering."
T31E13 "It does not concern itself with content of the mind, but with the simple statement THAT IT THINKS."
T31E13 "And it can learn that EVERYTHING it thinks reflects the deep confusion that it feels about how it was made, and what it is."
W35L1 "It is difficult for anyone who thinks he is in this world to believe this of himself."
W35L1 "Yet the reason he thinks he is in this world is because he does not believe it."
W45L9 "In using the shorter form for applying today's idea, try to remember how important it is to you to understand the holiness of the mind that thinks with God."
W47L3 "And the Voice Which speaks for Him thinks as He does."
W76L4 "It is insanity that thinks these things."
W79L2 "Who can see that a problem has been solved if he thinks the problem is something else?"
W96L6 "Dissociated from its function now, it thinks it is alone and separate, attacked by armies massed against itself, and hiding in the body's frail support."
W96L6 "Now must it reconcile unlike with like, for this is what it thinks that it is for."
W99L3 "The mind which sees illusions thinks them real."
W121L5 "It thinks it cannot change, for what it sees bears witness that its judgment is correct."
W121L5 "It does not ask because it thinks it knows."
W127L2 "Love's meaning is obscure to anyone who thinks that love can change."
W127L2 "And thus he thinks that he can love at times and hate at other times."
W127L2 "He also thinks that love can be bestowed on one and yet remain itself although it is withheld from others."
W127L3 "And it must elude the mind that thinks of it as partial or in part."
W131L9 "He thinks he made a hell opposing Heaven, and believes that he abides in what does not exist, while Heaven is the place he cannot find."
W132L1 "A madman thinks the world he sees is real and does not doubt it."
W133L6 "He is deceived by nothing in a form he thinks he likes."
W134L4 "It is delusional in what it thinks it can accomplish."
W140L1 "When it tries to heal the mind, it sees no separation from the body where it thinks the mind exists."
W160L1 "What is your Self remains an alien to the part of you which thinks that it is real but different from yourself."
W161L6 "The body is the target for attack, for no one thinks he hates a mind."
W161L6 "What else could be the seat of fear except what thinks of fear?"
W166L4 "Here is the only home he thinks he knows."
W190L2 "Pain is but witness to the Son's mistakes in what he thinks he is."
W192L8 "Who can be born again in Christ but him who has forgiven everyone he sees or thinks of or imagines?"
W197L4 "It does not matter if another thinks your gifts unworthy."
W260W51 "It is within this fence he thinks he lives, to die as it decays and crumbles."
W260W51 "For within this fence he thinks that he is safe from love."
W281L1 "When he thinks that he is hurt in any way, it is because he has forgotten who he is, and that he is as You created him."
W319L1 "The ego thinks that what one gains totality must lose."
W330W122 "In its insanity it thinks it has become a victor over God Himself, and in its terrible autonomy it "sees" the Will of God has been destroyed."
M5B6 "He has not yet come as far as he thinks."
M18A5 "It states, in the clearest form possible, that the mind which thinks it believes it has a separate will that can oppose the Will of God and succeed."
U3A2 "Who asks you to define the ego and explain how it arose can be but he who thinks it real, and seeks by definition to ensure that its illusive nature is concealed behind the words that seem to make it so."
P2A4 "And he will fight against his freedom because he thinks that it is slavery."
P2A5 "The Holy Spirit uses time as He thinks best, and He is never wrong."
G3A2 "Yet if he thinks that he must first go through a greater terror still, he must see hope in what will now appear the "better" dream."
Quotes on "Thinking"
T1B12B "This is the basic distinction between intellectualization and thinking."
T1B31A "Miracles are examples of right thinking."
T1B32 "A miracle is a correction factor introduced into false thinking by ME."
T1B35D "Tell him that the implied lack of love that his version contains is WAY off the Mark, and misses the level of right thinking entirely."
T1B37S "One of the more horrible examples of inverted or upside down thinking (and history is full of horrible examples of this) is the fact that the Nazis spelled their appalling error with capital letters."
T1B37T "All actions which stem from reverse thinking are literally the behavioral expressions of those who know not what they do."
T1B40H "Upside down logic produces this kind of thinking."
T1B41R "Fantasies are distorted forms of thinking, because they always involve twisting perception into unreality."
T2C7 "Their purpose is merely to facilitate the THINKING of the learner."
T2C21 "Since his own thinking is faulty, he cannot see the Atonement himself, or he would have no need for charity at all."
T2D4 "Why should you tolerate insane thinking?"
T2E13 "ALL destructive thinking is dangerous."
T2E14 "This DOES allay guilt, but at the cost of rendering thinking impotent."
T2E15 "ALL thinking produces form at some level."
T2E16 "I would hardly help if I depreciated the power of your own thinking."
T2E50 "Like all pseudo-solutions, this kind of distorted thinking is very creative, but false."
T3C4 "Is it likely that God Himself would be capable of the kind of thinking which His own Words have clearly stated is unworthy of man?"
T3C7 "It is so essential that all such thinking be dispelled that we must be VERY sure that NOTHING of this kind remains in your mind."
T3E9 "Knowledge brings MENTAL strength for creative THINKING, but not for right doing."
T3F14 "Any attempt to endow the ego with the attributes of the Soul, is merely confused thinking."
T3G5 "We have frequently commented on the absolute necessity of correcting all fallacious thinking which associates man in any way with his own Creation."
T3G7 "This kind of thinking cannot result in a creative outcome, though it has resulted in considerable ingenuity."
T3G8 "When we say "the truth shall set you free," we mean that all this kind of thinking is a waste of time, but that you are free of the need of engaging in it."
T3G15 "The fact that each Soul has this power completely is a fact that is entirely alien to human thinking, in which if any ONE has everything, there is nothing LEFT."
T3G30 "The many times that he has commented on this event alone would suggest that the extreme importance of this misperception in his own distorted thinking."
T3H16 "You DO start from this point, and your thinking is inverted because of it.)"
T4B1 "Money is but one of its many reflections, and is a reasonably representative example of the kind of thinking which stems from it."
T4B14 "Every good teacher hopes to give his students so much of his own thinking that they will one day no longer need him."
T4C1 "Bill has often told you that your thinking is too abstract at times, and he is right."
T4C3 "THINKING about another ego is as effective in changing relative perception as is their physical interaction."
T4C24 "Reliable behavior is a meaningful perception, as far as ego thinking goes."
T4C26 "Confusing realms of discourse is a thinking error which philosophers have recognized for centuries."
T4E5 "Denying this and thinking otherwise has held your ego together, but has literally split your mind."
T4G6 "This was necessary to persuade you that you cannot dismiss it lightly, and MUST realize how much of your thinking is ego-directed."
T4H4 "The specificity of the ego's thinking, then, results in a spurious kind of generalization, which is really not abstract at all."
T5B7 "As a man and as one of God's creations, my right thinking, which came from the Universal Inspiration which IS the Holy Spirit, taught me first and foremost that this Inspiration is for ALL."
T5C1 "But he also blessed them with a way of thinking about them that could raise their perceptions until they became so lofty that they could reach almost back to Him."
T5C10 "It had no calling until the separation, because before it had only BEING, and would not have understood the call to right thinking."
T5E1 "This relationship MUST be in His mind, because unless it were, the separation between the two ways of thinking would not be open to healing."
T5G7 "Guilt is a sure sign that your thinking is UNnatural."
T5G7 "Perverted thinking will ALWAYS be attended with guilt, because it IS the belief in sin."
T5G14 "You WOULD be responsible for the effects of all your wrong thinking IF IT COULD NOT BE UNDONE."
T5I4 "This is why the many contradictions which are quite apparent in his thinking became increasingly less apparent to HIM."
T5I20 "YOUR part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace."
T6B15 "There are two glaring examples of upside down thinking in the New Testament, whose whole Gospel is only the message of love."
T6B15 "These are not at all like the several slips into impatience which I made, because I had learned the Atonement prayer, which I also came to teach, too well to engage in upside down thinking myself."
T6C9 "This is as true of God's thinking as it is of yours."
T6C10 "He can INSPIRE perception and lead it toward God by making it PARALLEL to God's way of thinking, and thus guaranteeing their ultimate meeting."
T7E12 "Healing, then, is a way of APPROACHING knowledge by THINKING in accordance with the laws of God and RECOGNIZING THEIR UNIVERSALITY."
T7F4 "You might well ask why SOME healing CAN result from this kind of thinking, and there is a real reason for this."
T7G2 "Your own thinking has done this, because of its power."
T7G2 "But your own thinking can also save you FROM this, because its power is not of your making."
T7G2 "Your ability to DIRECT your thinking as you will IS part of its power."
T7G11 "Your identification with the Kingdom is totally beyond question except by you WHEN YOU ARE THINKING INSANELY."
T7G14 "If you do not extend the Kingdom, you are NOT thinking with your Creator and creating as He created."
T7H12 "There is only one way out of the world's thinking, just as there was only one way INTO it."
T7J10 "HIS thinking has established them FOR you."
T10F6 "We once said that to will contrary to God is wishful thinking, and not real willing."
T13H1 "Learning will be commensurate with motivation, and the interference in your motivation for learning, is EXACTLY the same as that which interferes with ALL your thinking."
T13H9 "Whenever you decide to make decisions FOR YOURSELF, you are thinking self-destructively, and the decision WILL BE WRONG."
T14D4 "Dissociation is a distorted process of thinking, whereby two systems of belief, which CANNOT coexist, are BOTH MAINTAINED."
T14G13 "They have destroyed their motivation for learning, BY THINKING THEY ALREADY KNOW."
T18E4 "You have been wrong in thinking that it is needful to prepare YOURSELF for Him."
T21C9 "We have already said that wishful thinking is how the ego deals with what it wants, to make it so."
T21H5 "And, as it runs, it turns against itself, thinking it caught a glimpse of the great enemy that always eludes its murderous attack by turning into someone else."
T23C22 "And where your thinking starts, there must it end."
T25F6 "Through your ATTACK, believe He hates you, thinking Heaven must be hell."
T31G1 "Salvation does not seek to use a means as yet too alien to your thinking to be helpful, nor to make the kinds of change you could not recognize."
W8L2 "The mind is actually blank when it does this, because it is not really thinking about anything."
W8L3 "The purpose of the exercises for today is to begin to train your mind to recognize when it is not really thinking at all."
W8L4 "Introduce the practice period by saying: "I seem to be thinking about ____.""
W11L1 "This is the first idea we have had which is related to a major phase of the correction process; the reversal of the thinking of the world."
W19L1 "You will notice that at times the ideas related to thinking precede those related to perceiving, while at other times the order is reversed."
W19L1 "Thinking and its results are really simultaneous, for cause and effect are never separate."
W20L1 "We have not lost sight of the crucial importance of the reversal of your thinking."
W34L4 "If you begin to experience difficulty in thinking of specific subjects, continue to repeat the idea to yourself in an unhurried manner, without applying it to anything in particular."
W37L2 "There is no other way in which the idea of sacrifice can be removed from the world's thinking."
W39L9 "You may also find it helpful to include a few short intervals in which you just relax and do not seem to be thinking of anything."
W50R12 "Devote two minutes or more to each practice period, thinking about the idea and the related comments."
W53L2 "Only chaos rules a world which represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws."
W54L1 "As the world I see arises from my thinking errors, so will the real world rise before my eyes as I let my errors be corrected."
W54L5 "I would look upon the witnesses that show me the thinking of the world has been changed."
W68L6 "Say to them all, collectively, thinking of each one in turn as you do so: "I would see you as my friend, that I may remember you are part of me, and come to know myself.""
W69L2 "Before we undertake this in our more extended practice period, let us devote several minutes in thinking about what we are trying to do."
W71L7 "Begin the two longer practice periods for today by thinking about today's idea, and realizing that it contains two parts, each making equal contribution to the whole."
W80R22 "The longer practice periods will follow this general form: Take about 15 minutes for each of them, and begin by thinking about the idea and the comments which are included in the assignments."
W105L6 "Begin today by thinking of those brothers who have been denied by you the peace and joy which are their right under the equal laws of God."
W106L8 "It will begin the ministry for which you came, and which will free the world from thinking giving is a way to lose."
W121L10 "Begin the longer practice periods by thinking of someone you do not like, who seems to irritate you, or to cause regret in you if you should meet him; one you actively despise, or merely try to overlook."
W125L9 "You will need no rule but this to let your practicing today lift you above the thinking of the world, and free your vision from the body's eyes."
W130L1 "What you see reflects your thinking."
W130L1 "And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see."
W163L2 "The frail, the helpless and the sick bow down before its image, thinking it alone is real, inevitable, worthy of their trust."
W192L5 "Only forgiveness can relieve the mind of thinking that the body is its home."
M1A1 "The role of teaching and learning is actually reversed in the thinking of the world."
M5H1 "This has been emphasized throughout the text and the workbook, but it is perhaps more alien to the thinking of the world than many other ideas in our curriculum."
M5H1 "Its greater strangeness lies merely in the obviousness of its reversal of the world's thinking."
M5J1 "To give up all problems to one Answer is to reverse the thinking of the world entirely."
M15A3 "It goes against all the thinking of the world, but so does Heaven."
M15A4 "Until then, bits and pieces of its thinking will still seem sensible."
M29A2 "Thus is all the thinking of the world reversed entirely."
P3H7 "The insane, thinking they are God, are not afraid to offer weakness to the Son of God."
S2B7 "God's mercy would remove this withering and poisoned thinking from your holy mind."
G5A1 "Yet it is hidden to the body's eyes, and to those still invested in the world and caring for the petty gifts it gives, esteeming them and thinking they are real."
Quotes on "Thinker"
T6D1 "This is because, as we have said before, every idea begins in the mind of the thinker and extends outward."
T6G6 "The fundamental change will still occur with the change of mind IN THE THINKER."
T6H3 "In the mind of the THINKER, then, He IS judgmental, but only in order to unify it so IT CAN perceive WITHOUT judgment."
T7G1 "They make or create depending on whether the ego or the Holy Spirit begets or inspires them, but they WILL return to the mind of the thinker, and they WILL affect his total perception."
T21H13 "And none can leave the thinker's mind, or leave him unaffected."
Quotes on "Thinketh"
T1B24D "Add: "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.""
T21A1 "As a man thinketh, so does he perceive."
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