“In sorting out the false from the true, the miracle proceeds along these lines:
“Perfect love casts out fear.
“If fear exists, then there is not perfect love.
“Only perfect love really exists.
“Therefore, if there is fear, it produces a state which does not exist.
“Believe this and you will be free.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-1.50.2:3-8)
This quotation is a favorite part of A Course in Miracles for its students and teachers. Of course, saying that we love, and that we want to be free of fear, is easier than having it done for us. But it can be done for us, by the Holy Spirit. And by God, when He reaches down and lifts us up to Awakening.
In the meantime, for us lowly mortals, we know that we need to love more completely to get line for these great blessings. Any attack will move us farther away from our goal, and attack/anger are the result of fear. When we don’t have stress/fear, we may proceed in a harmonious way through our days.
But life is life, and things happen, prompting us to leave our good intentions for something that doesn’t work at all. Keep in mind that we think awry when we fear and stress, and that we are on the beam when we love. And the more completely we love, the better off we can be.