I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
The idea for today is another step in learning that the thoughts which give rise to what you see are never neutral or unimportant. It also emphasizes the idea that minds are joined, which will be given increasing stress later on.
Today’s idea does not refer to what you see as much as to how you see it. Therefore, the exercises for today emphasize this aspect of your perception. The three or four practice periods which are recommended should be done as follows:
Look about you, selecting subjects for the application of the idea for today as randomly as possible, and keeping your eyes on each one long enough to say:
- I am not alone in experiencing the effects of how I see ______.
Conclude each practice period by repeating the more general statement:
- I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
A minute or so, or even less, will be sufficient for each practice period.