It may be helpful to pick a few lines from today’s lesson that really jumps out at you, and write a few related thoughts about each of those sentences. I did that this morning after practicing the longer morning meditation. Here is my journaling:
“The purpose of the world you see is to obscure your function of forgiveness, and provide you with a justification for forgetting it.” The world presents many things to think about. I can see that the world is nothing but endless stimuli for thought. However, my purpose now is to ‘forget everything. Become the spontaneous moment and nothing else.’ I am heart-committed to my purpose. Therefore, I will recognize the world’s stimuli as temptation, and I will remember my purpose. I will do this, because I want to. I am ready to let go of endless attention on mind.
“Your function here is to be the light of the world.” The light of the world is the purity of what I am, untainted by story-focused thinking. It is the Self as it is. Nothing else.
“Only by fulfilling the function given you by God will you be happy.” The mind cannot be perfectly happy. The mind itself is fear energy. When the mind begins to wander, subtle to intense fear fuels its wandering. It promises happiness at the end of its search, but it never finds what it promises, because its basis is fear.
“Let not the form of the decision deceive you. Complexity of form does not imply complexity of content.” Every decision is one of fear or freedom. To let the mind seek for a solution is to choose the perception of fear. To watch and see how spontaneity unfolds is freedom. Fear hides being. Freedom reveals it.