1. 1This is a course in miracles. 2It is a required course. 3Only the time you take it is voluntary. 4Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. 5It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. 6The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. 7It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. 8The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
2. 1This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
2Nothing real can be threatened.
3Nothing unreal exists.
4Herein lies the peace of God.