A Course in Miracles

Chapter 27 - The Heaing of the Dream

The Quiet Answer


In quietness are all things answered, and is every problem quietly resolved.

In conflict there can be no answer and no resolution, for its purpose is to make no resolution possible, and to ensure no answer will be plain.

A problem set in conflict has no answer, for it is seen in different ways. And what would be an answer from one point of view is not an answer in another light.

You are in conflict. Thus it must be clear you cannot answer anything at all, for conflict has no limited effects.

Yet if God gave an answer, there must be a way in which your problems are resolved, for what He wills already has been done.



Thus it must be that time is not involved, and every problem can be answered NOW.

Yet it must also be that, in your state of mind, solution is impossible.

Therefore, God must have given you a way of reaching to another state of mind, in which the answer is already there.

Such is the holy instant.

It is here that all your problems should be brought and left. Here they belong, for here their answer is. And where its answer is, a problem must be simple and be easily resolved.

It must be pointless to attempt to solve a problem where the answer cannot be. Yet just as surely it must be resolved, if it is brought to where the answer is.



Attmpt to solve no problems but within the holy instant’s surety.

For there the problem will be answered and resolved. Outside, there will be no solution, for there is no answer there that could be found.

Nowhere outside a single, simple question is ever asked. The world can only ask a double question, with many answers, none of which will do. It does not ask a question to be answered, but only to restate its point of view.


“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein




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