“Once the thought pattern of concern arises, you make that concern real, which then encompasses the entire space of your mind and heart, and thereby you lose peace.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:I
When we dwell on a feeling, we make it real to us. If we dwell on antagonism to our brother or sister, we make it real, and thus harder to overlook. This is an idea from A Course in Miracles. Likewise, with concerns or worries. When we focus upon them, they grow in our mind and even our heart. The concern overturns more positive thoughts, and then we really are in trouble.
When the bad feeling mushrooms, it encompasses, as this quotation says, the “entire space of. . .mind and heart.” This takes away our peace, and inner peace is one of the greatest attributes we might aspire to have. Inner peace goes hand-in-hand with a loving heart. Inner peace gives us a world that is all-encompassing in its goodness.
We see what we want to see, because we invent our world (as ACIM says). If we want trouble, we will see it, though we may not be aware that we “want” it. Focus is everything, for the law of attraction is in operation. What we focus upon becomes true for us, even if it is not objectively “true.”
Let the mind and heart swell with inner peace today.
Do not dwell on worries or concerns, making them an obsession. If we give up worries/concerns, we will walk throughout this world with a serenity that has eluded us until now.