Thoughts with Mari: Lesson 4

The idea that thoughts are meaningless can seem quite daunting-one of those ideas which I might actively resist. This was certainly true when I first did the Workbook. I found myself asking, “How can you say that thoughts are meaningless? What about loving ones? What about reverent ones? What about joyful ones?” It really wasn’t […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 4

Good morning, I think I will focus on my high-alert anxiety today.  I call it that because there are very few moments throughout the day that I don’t feel this palpable and relentless “stress”, anxiety, fear around what I have to do.  Bill and I own our own business, have now for 25 years, and […] Read More

Thoughts with Deb: Lesson 4

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]. All thoughts? Yes, all thoughts. They are neither “good” nor “bad”, they are used in this practice to begin the process of teaching you what is meaningful and […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 3

Hi everyone, This lesson is only two paragraphs, but it is a lollapalooza of one, isn’t it? Jesus introduces the need for us to lay all emotionally charged meaning aside, any feelings we ascribe to any meaning we give to anything, and just practice. To be indiscriminate in our practicing with no judgment.  I can […] Read More

Thoughts with Deb: Lesson 3

LESSON 3. I do not understand anything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place]. The ego wants us to understand, analyze and figure out every little, teensy, eensy thing. Round and round it goes with its distractions. Stay open, don’t question, use everything you see. In today’s lesson […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 1

Hi everyone, We had a lot of people call in today for our daily Workbook lesson reading.  Ryan did a fabulous job of reading the Introduction to the WB as well as Lesson 1.  Thanks so much, Ryan! As I practiced Lesson 1 today, I immediately realized how “addicted” I am to understanding the lesson […] Read More

Just Do Them, Period

Like you and many, I have been through the lessons multiple times, more than I can count. What I have learned is this: Just do them, period. Do not try to understand them, it’s a waste of time, just do them as instructed.  The amount of time I spent “desperately” trying to get the import […] Read More