LESSON 3. I do not understand anything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place].
This initial work starts to set the foundation for uprooting belief systems that may not serve us. They recommend not practicing longer than a minute or two at a time, and only practicing this technique two times a day.
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].
Here we start to detach from our associations with different thoughts, and start to gain a sense of freedom and independence from our minds.
You will find, if you train yourself to look at your thoughts, that they represent such a mixture that, in a sense, none of them can be called “good” or “bad.” This is why they do not mean anything.
LESSON 5. I am never upset for the reason I think.
This idea, like the preceding one, can be used with any person, situation or event you think is causing you pain. Apply it specifically to whatever you believe is the cause of your upset, using the description of the feeling in whatever term seems accurate to you.
This lesson is similar to the effects of the judge your neighbor exercise by Byron Katie, and one of my personal worksheets about recognizing who is causing your pain. It is never anything outside of us that creates that vibration, it is always us. The more we can acknowledge that the more power we have to change it.
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