Lesson 22

What I see is a form of vengeance.”
Today’s idea accurately describes the way anyone who holds attack
thoughts in his mind must see the world. Having projected his anger
onto the world, he sees vengeance about to strike at him. His own
attack is thus perceived as self defense.This becomes an increasingly
vicious circle until he is willing to change how he sees. Otherwise,
thoughts of attack and counter attack will preoccupy him, and
people his entire world.What peace of mind is possible to him then?
It is from this savage fantasy that you want to escape. Is it not
joyous news to hear that it is not real? Is it not a happy discovery to
find that you can escape? You made what you would destroy;
everything that you hate and would attack and kill. All that you fear
does not exist.
Look at the world about you at least five times today, for at least
a minute each time. As your eyes move slowly from one object to
another, from one body to another, say to yourself:
“I see only the perishable.”
“I see nothing that will last.”
“What I see is not real.”
“What I see is a form of vengeance.”
At the end of each practice period, ask yourself:
“Is this the world I really want to see?”
The answer is surely obvious.

BRITNEY ADDED: Todays lesson is a biggie! It is telling us that what we see, is a form of vengeance. The reason this is so, is because when the ego thinks that it has been wronged, hurt or attacked in any way, it immediately thinks that something has happened TO it. The ego goes on pointing fingers and says 'some one else is responsible for this crime', 'some one else is to blame'. This seems, to the ego, to cause justification for attack, AS self defense."This becomes an increasingly vicious cycle until he is willing to chage how he sees."

When you look into your own mind today, you will see that this vengeance is present there. This is NOT to make us feel guilty, or think we have done something wrong, this is to let us see these thoughts in our minds, so that we know it is these thoughts that we see through ONTO the world, thus it is the current veil with which we see, keeping the truth hidden from our sight.

We are learning that our world, is a projection of our thinking. Thus when we change our thinking, the world changes. We can only experience this, to the degree we are willing to experience it. When we are willing, we will be shown that "All that you fear does not exist"

Todays lesson can be applied to the world around at least 5 times today, for at least 1 minute each time. Todays lesson include other thoughts to include as part of the mind training, so be sure to read these thoughts out loud as you look around your room. (Reference the lesson for further guidelines)

Remember, our goal is PEACE, not these fearful vengeful thoughts of the past. So today, ask yourself "Is a vengeful world, a world I want to see?" The answer is surely obvious.

Love and infinite peace!!!!