Lesson 31


“I am not the victim of the world I see.”
Today’s idea is the introduction to your declaration of release. Again,
the idea should be applied to both the world you see without and
the world you see within. In applying the idea, we will use a form of
practice which will be used more and more, with changes as
indicated. Generally speaking, the form includes two aspects, one in
which you apply the idea on a more sustained basis, and the other
consisting of frequent applications of the idea throughout the day.
Two longer periods of practice with the idea for today are
needed, one in the morning and one at night.Three to five minutes
for each of them is recommended. During that time, look about you
slowly while repeating the idea two or three times.Then close your
eyes, and apply the same idea to your inner world.You will escape
from both together, for the inner is the cause of the outer.
As you survey your inner world, merely let whatever thoughts
cross your mind come into your awareness, each to be considered for
a moment and then replaced by the next. Try not to establish any
thought of hierarchy among them. Watch them come and go as
dispassionately as possible. Do not dwell on any one in particular, but
try to let the stream move on evenly and calmly, without any special
investment on your part.As you sit and quietly watch your thoughts,
repeat today’s idea to yourself as often as you care to, but with no
sense of hurry.
In addition, repeat the idea for today as often as possible during
the day. Remind yourself that you are making a declaration of
independence in the name of your own freedom. And in your
freedom lies the freedom of the world.
The idea for today is also a particularly useful one to use as a
response to any form of temptation. It is a declaration that you will
not yield to it and put yourself in bondage.

BRITNEY ADDED: Today's idea is the introduction to your declaration of release.

It should be applied to both the world you see without and the world you see within.

Two longer practice periods are asked, one in the morning and one at night. 3-5 minutes for each of them is recommended.

This is a practice in awareness. Simply be aware of the thoughts that cross your mind. Watch them come and go as dispassionately as possible. Continue to apply the thought of the day inwardly, and then open your eyes and extend it out in to the world.

Remind yourself that you are making a declaration of your own freedom. And in your freedom lies the freedom of the world!

I am NOT the victim of the world I see.

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