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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

At the time of falling to sleep

All that is desirable at the time of falling to sleep is to compose the mind and give an upward trend to the thoughts by a heartfelt prayer. Sink off to sleep as nearly as possible like a little child, with a calm faith in the Father's care and a feeling of brotherhood to all humanity. Should there be anyone with whom you find it hard to get along, or who has deeply wronged you, do not harass yourself in a vain effort to think lovingly of them. Just say—I forgive. If I cannot forgive now I pray the Father to give me a forgiving spirit. In the meantime put the unforgiven one out of your mind entirely, for man cannot think of wrongs without stirring up unkind feelings, and this must never be allowed, especially upon going to sleep.

The Teacher