I have given everything I see in this room
[on this street, from this window, in this place]
all the meaning that it has for me.
We alone are responsible for our own thoughts and feelings. We are responsible for how we perceive and react to everything and everyone around us.
Whether it is an obstacle or a material item, it does not matter, the importance the item or problem has is what we make of it. This is in our control. You may say ” He was rude to me! I did nothing to cause him to be so unkind” while I may say that this is true….how you react to the situation is under your control and only yours. Nobody can force you to react or feel a certain way. Only you can. And the importance that you put on the situation is all you.
We often wonder how 2 people can see things so differently when looking at the same thing, or remember the same situation so different….. that is a great validation for lesson 2.
We give the meaning to all things in our life. It is in our control. Good or bad……in the end it is a matter of our own mind.
Can you see how, if we believe this, that it would make forgiveness so much easier? It is in your control. Nobody can stop you. You can hold a grudge or not…it really has nothing to do with anyone but you. Do you get that?