I think I’ll need another day or two with this one, here’s why…
From the book:
“This idea is, of course, the reason why you see only the past. No one really sees anything. She sees only her thoughts projected outward. The mind’s preoccupation with the past is the cause of the misconception about time from which your seeing suffers. Your mind cannot grasp the present, which is the only time there is. It therefore cannot understand time, and cannot, in fact, understand anything.” A Course in Miracles (p. 910). Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
I mean, I get it, but it hurts my head to think about it. I’ll have to let this one process a bit.
Any thoughts on this one?
Okay, so I’ve stopped calling them ‘Days’ and started calling them ‘Lessons’. Mostly because I’ve needed a few more days with some of the lessons, like this one, and now the days and lessons don’t match.
I just love a course where there’s no right or wrong way to learn…
The way to practice this exercise is laid out in the book, practiced by saying to yourself:
“I am angry at ____________ because I see something that is not there.”
I get it, it’s perfect for me right now because I’m having ‘problems’ with a tech client, and…
I took another day off yesterday to ponder Lesson 4, which was “These thoughts don’t mean anything.”
When I say ponder, I don’t mean I thought about it all day, just a few times here and there. That’s one good thing about A Course In Miracles, you can do it…
Day 3 was an easy lesson, especially after the first 2 days.
I already know that I don’t understand anything.
I don’t mean that in a bad way, I just realize that I see everything and understand everything I see through my own unique perspective, based on who I am and my past experiences.
My eyes (and other senses) are my window to this reality, and I choose how I see and understand everything based on my perception (whether consciously or unconsciously).
Which leads me to conclude that I don’t really understand anything.
Are you as confused now as I sound?
Sigh. Tomorrow is another day…
“I have given everything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) all the meaning it has for me.”
Yesterday’s lesson was “Nothing I see in this room means anything.”
Okay I get it. On Day 1, I was supposed to understand that nothing…
Today is Day 1 of a new journey for me, one that others have taken, but is still uniquely my own. This journey is a challenge of sorts, and one that scares me in the enormity of it. It’s not a physical journey, but a spiritual one. …