Lesson 12 – I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

Keys to this Lesson

This is correction for a major perceptual distortion.
We think that the world that we have given all these attributes to, and the ones that Jesus tells us here: frightening, sad, violent, insane and you could add more to that list.
YET, the world is MEANINGLESS.

Exercise
Eyes Open
Look around slowly
Pace yourself so there is a constancy between one thing to another
What you see does not matter
We give everything equal attention and time
We are learning that everything has equal value

Say:
I think I see a fearful world, a dangerous world, a hostile world, a sad world, a wicked world, a crazy world, AND SO ON

Use positive attributes as well if they come to mind
Good world, satisfying world

You may not understand why these “nice”” adjectives belong in the exercise but remember that a good world implies a bad world, a violent world implies a peaceful world.
Use all terms that cross your mind
Do not judge what attributes to use or not use

At the end of practice period

But I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

What is meaningless is neither good or bad.
Why should it upset us?
He tells us that if we can see that the world has no meaning then we can let God write His truth be seen.
In this we would find happiness, the happiness that we seek.
Instead we put our meaning on the world and wonder why we are upset.
The Word of God is underneath it all.
And as we practice we will come to know that it most certainly is.

3-4 practices, each no longer than a minute.
End the exercise if you experience strain.

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