Lesson 3

I do not understand anything I see in this room
[on this street, from this window, in this place]

Apply this idea in the same way as the previous ones, without making distinctions of any kind. Whatever you see becomes a proper subject for applying the idea. Be sure that you do not question the suitability of anything for application of the idea. 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 lay such feelings aside, and merely use these things exactly as you would anything else.

The point of the exercises is to help you clear your mind of all past associations, to see things exactly as they appear to you now, and to realize how little you really understand about them. It is therefore essential that you keep a perfectly open mind, unhampered by judgment, in selecting the things to which the idea for the day is to be applied. For this purpose one thing is like another; equally suitable and therefore equally useful.

Britney Added:  Here is where freedom lays... for now that we know we don't know what anything means, and that we have given it all the meaning it has.... we now can realize that we do not understand anything at all. We don't understand this computer, or physical bodies, or this earth spinning through space, or this simple pencil. We don't understand anything. This is freeing, for it means that there is something within us that DOES know, and as we step out of our own way, wisdom can come streaming through. This thought of the day is an admission of powerlessness when we do it on our own. It is also a declaration of need -- for if we are going to renounce the ego and reclaim our identity in God, then we are going to need help. Help comes when we acknowledge the need for it. Our thought for the day reminds us that we don't understand anything at all, and thus we are in need of help to understand.

There is another thought that is presented later in the Course that I love deeply and touches upon this idea, "Those who remember always that they KNOW NOTHING, and who have become willing to LEARN EVERYTHING will learn it. ~ A Course in Miracles T299"

If you feel resistence in this lesson today, know that it is because egos thought system is based on thinking it KNOWS. So this is the beginning of this fear minds undoing. Be thankful that this is so...your willingness will carry you though to experience your inner power beyond the thinking mind. Jesus is guiding very gently to a place where we can renounce our dependence of the ego and it's mechanism of physical sight

Have a blessed day in applying this thought " I do not understand anything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place.)"

Britney Shawley's website www.miraclesofmind.org