Workbook 107

  • Truth Will Correct All Errors in my Mind
  • What can correct illusions but the truth?
  • And what are errors but illusions that
  • remain unrecognized for what they are?
  • Where truth has entered errors disappear.
  • They merely vanish, leaving not a trace
  • by which to be remembered. They are gone
  • because without belief, they have no life.
  • And so they disappear to nothingness,
  • returning whence they came. From dust to dust
  • they come and go, for only truth remains.
  • Can you imagine what a state of mind
  • without illusions is? How it would feel?
  • Try to remember when there was a time, -
  • perhaps a minute, maybe even less –
  • when nothing came to interrupt your peace;
  • when you were certain you were loved and safe.
  • Then try to picture what it would be like
  • to have that moment be extended to
  • the end of time and to eternity.
  • Then let the sense of quiet that you felt
  • be multiplied a hundred times, and then
  • be multiplied another hundred more.
  • And now you have a hint, not more than just
  • the faintest intimation of the state
  • your mind will rest in when the truth has come.
  • Without illusions there could be no fear,
  • no doubt and no attack. When truth has come
  • all pain is over, for there is no room,
  • for transitory thoughts and dead ideas
  • to linger in your mind. Truth occupies
  • your mind completely, liberating you
  • from all beliefs in the ephemeral.
  • They have no place because the truth has come,
  • and they are nowhere. They cannot be found,
  • for truth is everywhere forever, now.
  • When truth has come it does not stay awhile,
  • to disappear or change to something else.
  • It does not shift and alter in its form,
  • nor come and go and go and come again.
  • It stays exactly as it always was
  • to be depended on in every need
  • and trusted with a perfect trust in all
  • the seeming difficulties and the doubts
  • that the appearances the world presents
  • engender. They will merely blow away,
  • when truth corrects the errors in your mind.
  • When truth has come it harbors in its wings
  • the gift of perfect constancy, and love
  • which does not falter in the face of pain
  • but looks beyond it, steadily and sure
  • Here is the gift of healing, for the truth
  • needs no defense, and therefore no attack
  • is possible. Illusions can be brought
  • to truth to be corrected. But the truth
  • stands far beyond illusions, and cannot
  • be brought to them to turn them into truth.
  • Truth does not come and go nor shift nor change
  • in this appearance now and then in that,
  • evading capture and escaping grasp.
  • It does not hide. It stands in open light,
  • in obvious accessibility.
  • It is impossible that anyone
  • could seek it truly, and would not succeed.
  • Today belongs to truth. Give truth its due,
  • and it will give you yours. You were not meant
  • to suffer and to die. Your father wills
  • these dreams be gone. Let truth correct them all.
  • We do not ask for what we do not have.
  • We merely ask for what belongs to us,
  • that we may recognize it as our own.
  • Today we practice on the happy note
  • of certainty that has been born of truth.
  • The shaky and unsteady footsteps of
  • illusion are not our approach today.
  • We are as certain of success as we
  • are sure we live and hope and breathe and think.
  • We do not doubt we walk with truth today
  • and count on it to enter into all
  • the exercises that we do this day.
  • Begin by asking him who goes with you
  • upon this undertaking that he be
  • in your awareness as you go with him.
  • You are not made of flesh and blood and bone,
  • but were created by the selfsame thought
  • which gave the gift of life to him as well.
  • He is your brother, and so like to you
  • your father knows that you are both the same.
  • It is your self you ask to go with you
  • and how could he be absent where you are?
  • Truth will correct all errors in your mind
  • which tell you you could be apart from him.
  • You speak to him today, and make your pledge
  • to let his function be fulfilled through you.
  • To share his function is to share his joy.
  • His confidence is with you, as you say:
  •             Truth will correct all errors in my mind,
  •             and I will rest in him who is my self.
  • Then let him lead you gently to the truth,
  • which will envelop you and give you peace
  • so deep and tranquil that you will return
  • to the familiar world reluctantly.
  • And yet you will be glad to look again
  • upon this world. For you will bring with you
  • the promise of the changes which the truth
  • that goes with you will carry to the world.
  • They will increase with every gift you give
  • of five small minutes, and the errors that
  • surround the world will be corrected as
  • you let them be corrected in your mind.
  • Do not forget your function for today.
  • Each time you tell yourself with confidence,
  • “Truth will correct all errors in my mind,”
  • you speak for all the world and him who would
  • release the world, as he would set you free.

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