A Course in Miracles – Workbook Review I – Introduction
W-pI.rI.in.1. Beginning with today we will have a series of review periods. 2 Each of them will cover five of the ideas already presented, starting with the first and ending with the fiftieth. 3 There will be a few short comments after each of the ideas, which you should consider in your review. 4 In the practice periods, the exercises should be done as follows:
W-pI.rI.in.2. Begin the day by reading the five ideas, with the comments included. 2 Thereafter, it is not necessary to follow any particular order in considering them, though each one should be practiced at least once. 3 Devote two minutes or more to each practice period, thinking about the idea and the related comments after reading them over. 4 Do this as often as possible during the day. 5 If any one of the five ideas appeals to you more than the others, concentrate on that one. 6 At the end of the day, however, be sure to review all of them once more.
W-pI.rI.in.3. It is not necessary to cover the comments that follow each idea either literally or thoroughly in the practice periods. 2 Try, rather, to emphasize the central point, and think about it as part of your review of the idea to which it relates. 3 After you have read the idea and the related comments, the exercises should be done with your eyes closed and when you are alone in a quiet place, if possible.
W-pI.rI.in.4. This is emphasized for practice periods at your stage of learning. 2 It will be necessary, however, that you learn to require no special settings in which to apply what you have learned. 3 You will need your learning most in situations that appear to be upsetting, rather than in those that already seem to be calm and quiet. 4 The purpose of your learning is to enable you to bring the quiet with you, and to heal distress and turmoil. 5 This is not done by avoiding them and seeking a haven of isolation for yourself.
W-pI.rI.in.5. You will yet learn that peace is part of you, and requires only that you be there to embrace any situation in which you are. 2 And finally you will learn that there is no limit to where you are, so that your peace is everywhere, as you are.
W-pI.rI.in.6. You will note that, for review purposes, some of the ideas are not given in quite their original form. 2 Use them as they are given here. 3 It is not necessary to return to the original statements, nor to apply the ideas as was suggested then. 4 We are now emphasizing the relationships among the first fifty of the ideas we have covered, and the cohesiveness of the thought system to which they are leading you.