Seek Not Outside Yourself

Seek not outside yourself. 

For it will fail, 

and you will weep each time an idol falls. 

Heaven cannot be found where it is not, 

and there can be no peace excepting there. 

Each idol that you worship when God calls 

will never answer in His place. 

There is no other answer you can substitute 

and find the happiness His answer brings. 

Seek not outside yourself. 

For all your pain comes simply from a futile search for what you want, 

insisting where it must be found. 

What if it is not there? 

Do you prefer that you be right or happy? 

Be you glad that you are told where happiness abides 

and seek no longer elsewhere. 

You will fail. 

But it is given you to know the truth 

and not to seek for it outside yourself.

A Course In Miracles Ch.29 VIII

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