all healing is release form the past
let us forget the purpose of the world
the past has given it.
for otherwise, the future will be like the past,
ans but a series of depressing dreams.
only the past can separate,
and it is nowhere
your past was made in anger,
and if you use it to attack the present,
you will not see the freedom that the present holds.
there is no fantasy that does not contain
the dream of retribution for the past.
would you act out the dream, or let it go?
the past is nothing
do not seek to lay the blame
for deprivation on it
for the past is gone.
dwell not upon the past today.
keep a completely open mind,
washed of all past ideas
and clean of every concept you have made.
you have forgiven the world today.
you can look upon it now
as if never saw it before.
the past is gone
and with it passing
the drive for vengeance has been uprooted
and has disappeared.
the stillness and the peace of now
enfold you in perfect gentleness.
everything is gone except the truth.
free of the past,
you see that love is in you.
take this very instant, now,
and think of it as all there is of time.
nothing can reach you here out of past,
and it is here that you are completely absolved,
completely free and wholly without condemnation.
fear is not of the present
but only of the past and future,
which do not exist.
there is no fear in the present
when each instant stands clear
and separated from the past,
without its shadow reaching out to the future.
the present offers you your brothers
in the light that would unite you with them,
and free you from the past.
would you, then, hold that past against them?
for if you do,
you are choosing to remain in the darkness
that is not there,
and refusing to accept the light
that is offered you.
the present extends forever.
it is so beautiful and so clean and free of guilt
that nothing but happiness is there.
no darkness is remembered,
and immortality and joy are now.
it is enough to heal the past
and make the future free.
it is enough to let the present
be accept as it is.
be very still and instant
come without all thought
of what you ever learned before,
and put aside all images you made.
the old will fall away before the new
without your opposition or intent.
can you imagine what it means
to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties,
but merely to be perfectly calm
and quiet all the time?
yet that is what time is for.
faith in the eternal is always justified,
for the eternal is forever kind,
infinite in its patience and wholly loving.
it will accept you wholly, and give you peace.
yet it can unite only
with what already is at peace in you.