A Course in Miracles

Workbook For Students

Lesson 79 - Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.

A problem cannot be solved if you do not know what it is. Even if it is really solved already, you will still have the problem, because you cannot recognize that it has been solved.

This is the situation of the world:

The problem of separation, which is really the only problem, has already been solved. But the solution is not recognized because the problem is not recognized.

Everyone in this world seems to have his own special problems. Yet they are all the same, and must be recognized as one, if the one solution which solves them all is to be accepted.

Who can see that a problem has been solved if he thinks the problem is something else? Even if he is given the answer, he cannot see its relevance. That is the position in which you find yourselves now. You have the answer, but you are still uncertain about what the problem is.

A long series of different problems seems to confront you, and as one is settled the next one and the next arise. There seems to be no end to them. There is no time in which you feel completely free of problems, and at peace.

The temptation to regard problems as "many" is the temptation to keep the problem of separation unsolved.

The world seems to present you with a vast number of problems, each requiring a different answer. This perception places you in a position in which your problem solving must be inadequate, and failure must be inevitable. No one could solve all the problems the world appears to hold. They seem to be on so many levels, in such varying forms, and with such varied content, that they confront you with an impossible situation.

Dismay and depression are inevitable as you regard them. Some spring up unexpectedly, just as you think you have resolved the previous ones. Others remain unsolved under a cloud of denial, and rise to haunt you from time to time, only to be hidden again but still unsolved. All this complexity is but a desperate attempt not to recognize the problem, and therefore not to let it be resolved.

Practice Instructions

If you could recognize that your only problem is separation, no matter what form it takes, you could accept the answer because you would see its relevance. Perceiving the underlying constancy in all the problems which confront you, you would understand that you have the means to solve them all. And you would use the means, because you recognize the problem.

1. In our longer practice periods (5-30 minutes morning and evening), we will ask what the problem is, and what is the answer to it.

We will not assume that we already know.

We will try to free our minds of all the many different kinds of problems that we think we have. We will try to realize that we have only one problem, which we have failed to recognize.

We will ask what it is, and wait for the
answer. We will be told.

Then we will ask for the solution to it. And we will be told.

2. Our exercises for today will be successful to the extent to which we do not insist on defining the problem. Perhaps we will not succeed in letting all our preconceived notions go, but that is not necessary. All that is necessary is to entertain some doubt about the reality of our version of what our problems are.

We are trying to recognize that we have been given the answer by recognizing the problem, so that the problem and the answer can be brought together, and we can be at peace.

3. The shorter practice periods for today will not be set by time, but by need. You will see many problems today, each one calling for an answer. Our efforts will be directed toward recognizing that there is only one problem and one answer. In this recognition are all problems resolved. In this recognition there is peace. Be not deceived by the form of problems today.

Whenever any difficulty seems to rise, tell
yourself quickly:

“Let me recognize this problem so it can be solved.”

Then try to suspend all judgment about what the problem is. If possible, close your eyes for a moment, and ask what it is. You will be heard, and you will be answered.

 

ACIM WORKBOOK PART 1

The first part of the workbook deals with the undoing of the way you see now.

ACIM WORKBOOK PART 2

The second part of the workbook deals with the restoration of true sight.

 

ACIM LESSONS:

1 Nothing I see means anything
2 I have given everything I see all
4 These thoughts do no mean anthing
5 I am never upset for
10 My thoughts do not mean anything
11 My meaningless thoughts show me a
12 I am upset because
14 God did not create
21 Determined to see
23 I can escape
50 I am sustained
61 I am the light
62 Forgiveness is my
79 Let me recognize
91 Miracles are seen
93 Light & Joy
94 I am as God...
100 My part is...
101 God's Will...
102 Share God's Will
108 To give & receive
110 I am as God...
121 Forgiveness
126 All that I give...
134 Let me perceive
136 Sickness is
137 When I am healed
139 I will accept
153 Defenselessness
155 I will step back...
162 I am as God...
163 There is no death
193 All are lessons
199 I am not a body
294 My body is a wholly
309 I will not fear to look within today

 
 

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