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Lesson 3

“I know not what anything means. Nothing I see has meaning.”

Same as yesterday, practice applying this idea randomly, skipping here and there, not including all items and not purposely omitting any items.  Do this quickly, without pause on any items.  Keep your thoughts focused.  When you feel the need to question the truth of this release the thought and confirm “I know not what anything means.  Nothing I see has meaning.”

These are not exercises in judgment. Anything is suitable if you see it.  Some of the things you see may have emotionally-charged meaning for you. Try to release these meanings and merely view these things exactly as you would anything else.

The point of the exercise is to help you clear your mind of all past attachments and conclusions, to see things exactly as they appear to you in this moment, and to realize how little you really understand about them.  It is necessary to keep an open mind, void of judgment, in selecting the things to which the idea for the day is to be applied. For this purpose one thing is like another, all things are equal and useful.

Repeat this exercise 2-3 times today.