W-33: There is another way of looking at the world.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

open head w mechanical partsThere is another way of looking at the world.  There is another way of looking at my outer world.  There is another way of looking at my inner world.  Inside out.  Upside down.  Reversed.  Unraveled.

What are words?  A bunch of letters woven together into meanings.  What are images?   Pictures of thoughts.  Words and pictures express thoughts.  What are thoughts?  Ideas and interpretations.  Ideas about what?  Life.  Interpretations of what?  No things.

The ego has spun an imaginary web of no things and made them seem like some things.  Allowing another way of looking at the world goes far beyond new ideas about planet earth and the cosmos.  It releases all attachment, completely.  Mind is still.  Peace and freedom abide harmoniously and expansively.  Happy sigh.

LESSON 33

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 applications.  In these practice periods, the idea should be repeated as often as you find comfortable, 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.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and listen to Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.