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LESSON 102. I share God's Will for happiness for me.
W-102.1. You do not want to suffer. 2 You may think it buys you something, and may still believe a little that it buys you what you want. 3 Yet this belief is surely shaken now, at least enough to let you question it, and to suspect it really makes no sense. 4 It has not gone as yet, but lacks the roots that once secured it tightly to the dark and hidden secret places of your mind.
W-102.2. Today we try to loose its weakened hold still further, and to realize that pain is purposeless, without a cause and with no power to accomplish anything. 2 It cannot purchase anything at all. 3 It offers nothing, and does not exist. 4 And everything you think it offers you is lacking in existence, like itself. 5 You have been slave to nothing. 6 Be you free today to join the happy Will of God.
W-102.3. For several days we will continue to devote our periods of practicing to exercises planned to help you reach the happiness God's Will has placed in you. 2 Here is your home, and here your safety is. 3 Here is your peace, and here there is no fear. 4 Here is salvation. 5 Here is rest at last.
W-102.4. Begin your practice periods today with this acceptance of God's Will for you:
2 I share God's Will for happiness for me, and I accept it as my function now.
3 Then seek this function deep within your mind, for it is there, awaiting but your choice. 4 You cannot fail to find it when you learn it is your choice, and that you share God's Will.
W-102.5. Be happy, for your only function here is happiness. 2 You have no need to be less loving to God's Son than He Whose Love created him as loving as Himself. 3 Besides these hourly five-minute rests, pause frequently today, to tell yourself that you have now accepted happiness as your one function. 4 And be sure that you are joining with God's Will in doing this.