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Gerald Jampolsky
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Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness.
Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the
means for correcting our misperceptions.

   

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear.... When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.

      
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
  
  
How simple it is to see that all the worry in the world cannot control the future. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now. And that there will never be a time when it is not now.
  
It's not the situation that's causing your stress, it's your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
   

When we're helping other people, we're nourishing our soul. Depression or unhappiness means we've got the wrong goal. We have forgotten that peace of mind is our only goal. By concentrating on helping another person, we renew contact with our soul and with God. We can feel peaceful again. . . . Peace of mind has nothing to do with the external world; it has only to do with our connection with God. Love really is the answer. We're here only to teach love. When we're doing that, our souls are singing and dancing.  When we remind ourselves that we are spiritual beings, that life and love are the flame eternal, that's when our soul is nourished.

     

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.

   

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Fear and love can never be experienced at the same time.
It is always our choice as to which of these emotions we want.

   

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.

   

Choose to be a love-finder rather than a faultfinder.

   
    
Gerald Jampolsky, M.D. is a psychiatrist, formerly on the faculty of the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.  He is the founder of the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito, California, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Jerry Jampolsky's writings have been largely inspired by A Course in Miracles.  He currently lectures and writes with his wife, psychologist Diane Cirincione.
  

  

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