A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



I choose the second place to gain the first.

1. 1What seems to be the second place is first, for all things we perceive are upside down until we listen to the Voice for God. 2It seems that we will gain autonomy but by our striving to be separate, and that our independence from the rest of God’s creation is the way in which salvation is obtained. 3Yet all we find is sick­ness, suffering and loss and death. 4This is not what our Father wills for us, nor is there any second to His Will. 5To join with His is but to find our own. 6And since our will is His, it is to Him that we must go to recognize our will.

2. 1There is no will but Yours. 2And I am glad that nothing I imagine contradicts what You would have me be. 3It is Your Will that I be wholly safe, eternally at peace. 4And happily I share that Will which You, my Father, gave as part of me.