Lesson 4 – These thoughts do not mean anything. They are like the things I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place].

Keypoints

  • Begin with noting thoughts for a minute
  • Then apply idea with the exercise
  • Do not only select “bad” thoughts
  • Training to look at thoughts without judgment
  • There are no “good” or “bad” thoughts
  • All thoughts cover our REAL thoughts
  • Major exercise that will be repeated
  • Separating the meaningless from the meaningful
  • Meaningless is outside
  • Meaningful within
  • Training mind to see what is same and different

EXERCISE – Identify thought by central figure/event

  • This thought about “politics” does not mean anything. It is like the things I see in this room, on this street, and so on.
  • This thought about “what I’m going to have for dinner” does not mean anything. It is like the things I see in this room”.
  • This thought about “I’ve already failed in my New Year’s resolutions” does not mean anything. It is like the things I see in this room.
  • This thought about “my daughter” and so on.
  • Do not become pointlessly preoccupied with thinking about this lesson.
  • Practice the idea for a minute or so.
  • May find suspension of judgment difficult
  • Do not repeat exercise more than 3-4 times today

******************

Since you’re here… …we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading our posts, listening to our audios and watching our videos than ever before but far fewer are donating for it. As an all-volunteer ministry, you can see why we need to ask for your help. MiraclesOne provides ACIM resources freely however it takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe in encouraging others to practically apply the Course principles in their lives – because it might just make the one difference in your life. If everyone who reads, listens or watches and likes what we offer helps to pay for it we can continue to afford our expenses and keep our resources FREE to all ACIM Students. Monthly Donors receive free gifts in appreciation for their support.

 
To mail a donation: 
MiraclesOne

1213 N. Sherman Avenue #359

Madison, WI 53704

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.