It doesn't matter how high your principles are; if you don't apply them, it's not going to give you peace of mind. If you took just ONE spiritual principle and applied it in your life across the board with all your situations, you could reach Enlightenment so much faster than by trying to accumulate hundreds of principles. And if you really wanted to boil "A Course in Miracles" down to one idea or principle, it would be the serenity prayer: "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the . . .