When you have a preference about which of two competing forces will prevail, you are giving power in your mind to the world (or your belief in it).
Stuck in Separation from God
The world believes that sacrifice is love. A Course in Miracles says that it isn’t. Sacrifice says that one must loose that another can gain.
Your ego is the source of all the thoughts that come into your mind except those that come from God (through the Holy Spirit).
You chose to come to the world. To return to heaven you must be willing to leave the world. That can’t occur if you are attached to it.
Fear is in your mind whenever it is not in a state of total peace. Fear refers to any concern you might have for your safety or well being.
The spiritual path in A Course in Miracles is a path through relationships. The first thing to learn is that there are two kinds of relationships. Special relationships are one kind.
Disasters can seem to occur in the external world, in our internal world or in both. A Course in Miracles says none of them are real.
The Holy Spirit sees pleasure and pain in the same way.