A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



God, being Love, is also happiness.

1. 1Happiness is an attribute of love. 2It cannot be apart from it. 3Nor can it be experienced where love is not. 4Love has no limits, being everywhere. 5And therefore joy is everywhere as well. 6Yet can the mind deny that this is so, believing there are gaps in love where sin can enter, bringing pain instead of joy. 7This strange belief would limit happiness by redefining love as limited, and introducing opposition in what has no limit and no opposite.

2. 1Fear is associated then with love, and its results become the heritage of minds that think what they have made is real. 2These images, with no reality in truth, bear witness to the fear of God, forgetting being Love, He must be joy. 3This basic error we will try again to bring to truth today, and teach ourselves:

4God, being Love, is also happiness.
5To fear Him is to be afraid of joy.

6Begin your periods of practicing today with this association, which corrects the false belief that God is fear. 7It also emphasizes happiness belongs to you, because of what He is.

3. 1Allow this one correction to be placed within your mind each waking hour today. 2Then welcome all the happiness it brings as truth replaces fear, and joy becomes what you expect to take the place of pain. 3God, being Love, it will be given you. 4Bolster this expectation frequently throughout the day, and quiet all your fears with this assurance, kind and wholly true:

5God, being Love, is also happiness.
6And it is happiness I seek today.
7I cannot fail, because I seek the truth.