“Rest, when truly learned, is a state of being in which struggle has ceased and peace has triumphed over chaos, love has triumphed over fear.
“You may still see but two choices: peace or struggle. But with such an attitude, you would soon be struggling to maintain your peace. There is another choice, and it lies within.” (A Course of Love, T2:1.6 – 1.7)
We are at rest when we commune with our depths, which is the same as saying that we commune with our God. He is always there, ready and eagerly waiting to help in any way that we will allow. He doesn’t interfere if we thwart His ways by not turning to Him; He gave us free will so that we would turn to Him out of our extreme need.
Many don’t turn to God unless and until we are in dire straits. But what a way to live! Let intellectual doubts rest in the knowledge from the heart that there is a Supreme Power that dwells in the depths of our souls. Within and without, He is always there—waiting for our nod in His direction.
We don’t have to choose peace over struggle in some kind of balancing act that seeks to keep the peace and resist the struggle. We need only rest within, and all struggle ceases easily. We have peace when we rest within. And then God reigns. And all is well in His world—and His world is our own.
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