A Course in Miracles – Workbook Review II – Introduction
W-pI.rII.in.1. We are now ready for another review. 2 We will begin where our last review left off, and cover two ideas each day. 3 The earlier part of each day will be devoted to one of these ideas, and the latter part of the day to the other. 4 We will have one longer exercise period, and frequent shorter ones in which we practice each of them.
W-pI.rII.in.2. The longer practice periods will follow this general form: Take about fifteen minutes for each of them, and begin by thinking about the ideas for the day, and the comments that are included in the assignments. 2 Devote some three or four minutes to reading them over slowly, several times if you wish, and then close your eyes and listen.
W-pI.rII.in.3. Repeat the first phase of the exercise period if you find your mind wandering, but try to spend the major part of the time listening quietly but attentively. 2 There is a message waiting for you. 3 Be confident that you will receive it. 4 Remember that it belongs to you, and that you want it.
W-pI.rII.in.4. Do not allow your intent to waver in the face of distracting thoughts. 2 Realize that, whatever form such thoughts may take, they have no meaning and no power. 3 Replace them with your determination to succeed. 4 Do not forget that your will has power over all fantasies and dreams. 5 Trust it to see you through, and carry you beyond them all.
W-pI.rII.in.5. Regard these practice periods as dedications to the way, the truth and the life. 2 Refuse to be sidetracked into detours, illusions and thoughts of death. 3 You are dedicated to salvation. 4 Be determined each day not to leave your function unfulfilled.
W-pI.rII.in.6. Reaffirm your determination in the shorter practice periods as well, using the original form of the idea for general applications, and more specific forms when needed. 2 Some specific forms are included in the comments which follow the statement of the ideas. 3 These, however, are merely suggestions. 4 It is not the particular words you use that matter.