Teach only love – the only valid response to any kind of injustice, condemnation or attack. For those who condemn or attack are themselves fearful, otherwise they would not attack. True perception gives no ‘cause’ to fear by not responding in kind. Simply by not attacking or defending in return, and looking beyond the fear or pain of the one who is attacking, to the truth in them, we teach only love and the silent miracle of perfect defenselessness. Those who forgive can be forgiving and offer the miracle that undoes the fear in others.
- “Consider how well the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of the motives of others will serve you then. Having taught you to accept only loving thoughts in others and to regard everything else as an appeal for help, He has taught you that fear itself is an appeal for help. This is what recognizing fear really means. If you do not protect it, He will reinterpret it. That is the ultimate value in learning to perceive attack as a call for love. We have already learned that fear and attack are inevitably associated. If only attack produces fear, and if you see attack as the call for help that it is, the unreality of fear must dawn on you. For fear is a call for love, in unconscious recognition of what has been denied.” T – 12.I.8
- “If you would look upon love, which is the world’s reality, how could you do better than to recognize, in every defense against it, the underlying appeal for it? And how could you better learn of its reality than by answering the appeal for it by giving it? The Holy Spirit’s interpretation of fear does dispel it, for the awareness of truth cannot be denied. Thus does the Holy Spirit replace fear with love and translate error into truth. And thus will you learn of Him how to replace your dream of separation with the fact of unity.” T- 12.I.10
- “Make way for love, which you did not create, but which you can extend. On earth this means forgive your brother, that the darkness may be lifted from your mind.” T – 29.III.4.