Lesson 128

“The world I see has nothing that I want.”

The world you see has nothing that you need to offer you; nothing
that you can use in any way, nor anything at all that serves to give you
joy. Believe this thought, and you are saved from years of misery, from
countless disappointments, and from hopes that turn to bitter ashes of
despair. No-one but must accept this thought as true, if he would leave
this world behind and soar beyond its petty scope and little ways.

Each thing you value here is but a chain that binds you to the
world, and it will serve no other end but this. For everything must
serve the purpose you have given it until you see a different purpose
there. The only purpose worthy of your mind this world contains is
that you pass it by, without delaying to perceive some hope where
there is none. Be you deceived no more. The world you see has
nothing that you want.

Escape today the chains you place upon your mind when you
perceive salvation here. For what you value you make part of you, as
you perceive yourself. All things you seek to make your value greater
in your sight limit you further, hide your worth from you, and add
another bar across the door that leads to true awareness of your Self.

Let nothing which relates to body thoughts delay your progress
to salvation, nor permit temptation to believe the world has anything
you want to hold you back. Nothing is here to cherish. Nothing here
is worth one instant of delay and pain; one moment of uncertainty
and doubt. The worthless offer nothing. Certainty of worth cannot
be found in worthlessness.

Today we practice letting go all thought of values we have given
to the world. We leave it free of purposes we gave its aspects and its
phases and its dreams. We hold it purposeless within our minds, and
loosen it from all we wish it were. Thus do we lift the chains which
bar the door to freedom from the world, and go beyond all little
values and diminished goals.

Peace and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above
the world when you release your mind from chains, and let it seek
the level where it finds itself at home. It will be grateful to be free a
while. It knows where it belongs. But free its wings, and it will fly in
sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose. Let it rest in its Creator,
there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love.

Give it ten minutes rest three times today. And when your eyes
are opened afterwards, you will not value anything you see as much
as when you looked at it before. Your whole perspective on the world
will shift by just a little every time you let your mind escape its
chains. The world is not where it belongs. And you belong where it
would be, and where it goes to rest when you release it from the
world. Your Guide is sure. Open your mind to Him. Be still and rest.

Protect your mind throughout the day as well. And when you
think you see some value in an aspect or an image of the world, refuse
to lay this chain upon your mind, and tell yourself with quiet certainty:

“This will not tempt me to delay myself.
The world I see has nothing that I want.”

Brittany Shawley added:

Pause and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above the world, when you release your mind from chains and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home. It will be grateful to be free a while. It knows where it belongs. But free its wings, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose. Let it rest in its Creator, there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love.

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