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].


  • 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


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