“There is another way of looking at the world.”
Today’s idea is an attempt to recognize that you can shift your
perception of the world in both its outer and inner aspects.A full five
minutes should be devoted to the morning and evening application.
In these practice periods, the idea should be repeated as often as
you find profitable, though unhurried applications are essential.
Alternate between surveying your outer and inner perceptions, but
without an abrupt sense of shifting. Merely glance casually around
the world you perceive as outside yourself, then close your eyes and
survey your inner thoughts with equal casualness. Try to remain
equally uninvolved in both, and to maintain this detachment as you
repeat the idea throughout the day.
The shorter exercise periods should be as frequent as possible.
Specific applications of today’s idea should also be made immediately
when any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed.
For these applications, say:
“There is another way of looking at this.”
Remember to apply today’s idea the instant you are aware of
distress. It may be necessary to take a minute or so to sit quietly and
repeat the idea to yourself several times. Closing your eyes will
probably help in this form of application.
BRITNEY ADDED: You can shift your perception of the world, in both your inner and outer aspects.