A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



There is nothing to fear.

1. 1The idea for today simply states a fact. 2It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts. 3In truth there is nothing to fear. 4It is very easy to recognize this. 5But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true.

2. 1Today’s practice periods will be very short, very simple and very frequent. 2Merely repeat the idea as often as possible. 3You can use it with your eyes open at any time and in any situation. 4It is strongly recommended, however, that you take a minute or so whenever possible to close your eyes and repeat the idea slowly to yourself several times. 5It is particularly important that you use the idea immediately, should anything disturb your peace of mind.

3. 1The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. 2The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. 3The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.