“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 focus on something, we make that something real to ourselves. A Course in Miracles says this, though using other words. ACIM says that if we make our anger at another person real by concentrating on it, how can we overlook this anger? The thing to do is to fail to focus on something bad or wrong, thereby never making it “real” in our experience.
The thought pattern of concern is worry, pure and simply. We do too often rue our days by worrying about all manner of things.
Worry/concern does not have to happen. I find that if I journal about an issue, the solution often surfaces—and in the journaling, I am setting aside worry. Then my mind is free and clear, and nothing is hindering my contact with God. Prayer then follows easily, nothing separating me from Him.
We need peace. ALL of us need peace. Our troubled world can only turn to those who do have inner peace.
Who else is in a position to help?