1. We are now ready for another review. 2We will begin where our last review left off, and cover two ideas each day. 3The earlier part of each day will be devoted to one of these ideas, and the latter part of the day to the other. 4We will have one longer exercise period, and frequent shorter ones in which we practice each of them.
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. 2Devote some three or four minutes to reading them over slowly, several times if you wish, and then close your eyes and listen.
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. 2There is a message waiting for you. 3Be confident that you will receive it. 4Remember that it belongs to you, and that you want it.
4. Do not allow your intent to waver in the face of distracting thoughts. 2Realize that, whatever form such thoughts may take, they have no meaning and no power. 3Replace them with your determination to succeed. 4Do not forget that your will has power over all fantasies and dreams. 5Trust it to see you through, and carry you beyond them all.
5. Regard these practice periods as dedications to the way, the truth and the life. 2Refuse to be sidetracked into detours, illusions and thoughts of death. 3You are dedicated to salvation. 4Be determined each day not to leave your function unfulfilled.
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. 2Some specific forms are included in the comments which follow the statement of the ideas. 3These, however, are merely suggestions. 4It is not the particular words you use that matter.