Review instructions: Spend at least 15 minutes in the morning and at least 15 minutes in the evening contemplating the lesson for the day. You might use that time to review the original lesson in the Course, to review the original tip, to write in your journal or to move into awareness-watching-awareness meditation using the idea for the day as your ‘anchor thought,’ a thought that helps you transition from attention on thinking to attention on awareness.
To keep your mind focused on today’s idea and to help absorb the idea fully, repeat it to yourself at least once hourly.
In addition, use today’s idea as much as is needed as a transition from ego thinking to spiritual intuition. For example, you can say, “This thought I do not want. I choose instead ______. And then repeat the idea for the day, and let it take the place of what you thought.” Next, ask spiritual intuition for guidance that suits the moment. (Click here to review Inner Ramana’s instructions about surrender.)
Today’s review idea:
I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.
I will be still an instant and go home.
Workbook Lesson 182 said, “When you are still an instant, when the world recedes from you, when valueless ideas cease to have value in your restless mind, then will you hear His Voice. So poignantly He calls to you that you will not resist Him longer. In that instant He will take you to His home, and you will stay with Him in perfect stillness, silent and at peace, beyond all words, untouched by fear and doubt, sublimely certain that you are at home. Rest with Him frequently today.”
Let’s make stillness a more important part of our lives. When you notice that you are ‘killing time’ with unimportant activity, drop the distraction and spend time in quiet stillness instead. Choose to do nothing. Sit outside and be aware with nature, or close your eyes and spend time in awareness-watching-awareness meditation. Let’s make it our goal to fall in love with quiet time, time to do nothing but be awareness.