Unproductive Days

Lesson 66 of A Course in Miracles

James Leroy Wilson
2 min readApr 15, 2022


Welcome to Daily Miracles, a running commentary on the 365 lessons of A Course in Miracles, an influential spiritual text from the 1970s. I am James Leroy Wilson and I invite you to join me as I go through this material for the first time.

My happiness and my function are one. (ACIM, W-66)

This is in line with what I wrote yesterday, and so am very glad the Course said this.

The previous night, however, I had disturbing dreams and the day was filled with dread about future obligations I had committed myself to. I kept reminding myself that happiness is my only function, I chose to relax during the day and did what I I wanted instead of what I thought ought to be done. It was therefore a seemingly unproductive day, but I think I just needed rest.

I think I was just exhausted by all the things I had been doing, but it still seemed like bad feelings were causing negative thoughts, rather than negative thoughts creating bad feelings, and I wasn’t able to shake that throughout the day.

Nevertheless, this day’s lesson did carry me through. I’m not sure what the cause of the discomfort was, or why I was depressed, but if I didn’t know that my happiness is my only function, I would have felt worse.

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James Leroy Wilson

Former activist. Writer with a range of interests from spirituality to sports.