A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



Above all else I want to see.

1. 1Today’s idea expresses something stronger than mere determination. 2It gives vision priority among your desires. 3You may feel hesitant about using the idea, on the grounds that you are not sure you really mean it. 4This does not matter. 5The purpose of today’s exercises is to bring the time when the idea will be wholly true a little nearer.

2. 1There may be a great temptation to believe that some sort of sacrifice is being asked of you when you say you want to see above all else. 2If you become uneasy about the lack of reservation involved, add:

3Vision has no cost to anyone.

4If fear of loss still persists, add further:

5It can only bless.

3. 1The idea for today needs many repetitions for maximum bene­fit. 2It should be used at least every half hour, and more if possi­ble. 3You might try for every fifteen or twenty minutes. 4It is recommended that you set a definite time interval for using the idea when you wake or shortly afterwards, and attempt to adhere to it throughout the day. 5It will not be difficult to do this, even if you are engaged in conversation, or otherwise occupied at the time. 6You can still repeat one short sentence to yourself with­­out disturbing anything.

4. 1The real question is, how often will you remember? 2How much do you want today’s idea to be true? 3Answer one of these questions, and you have answered the other. 4You will probably miss several applications, and perhaps quite a number. 5Do not be disturbed by this, but do try to keep on your schedule from then on. 6If only once during the day you feel that you were perfectly sincere while you were repeating today’s idea, you can be sure that you have saved yourself many years of effort.