‘My thoughts are images that I have made’
Today’s lesson is really about the fact that we project our thoughts as images into the world, so we are not really seeing something ‘out there’ we are seeing our thoughts. I guess it’s why ten people can see the same incident and describe it differently, because they are projecting their own thoughts on what they observe.
So, today I had to look around me, select something to focus on and say, ‘This… is an image that I have made’ It was easy enough to do for physical things like the TV, the bed, the vacuum cleaner, but I struggled a bit with the grass, the trees, the sky. I guess with the former I can easily imagine the objects being the product of some one’s thoughts, but the sky and trees and grass were made by God.
I went to the High St and wondered if all the people there were my projections, like a director makes a film and then sits and watches it. It appears real, but he could go in and change anything in the film and when it’s projected it will look different. If I am projecting the world around me then I need to picture more beautiful things, a brighter High St, less stressed looking people, more smiles, less frowns, warmer temperatures, more leaves on trees, bluer skies, (although the sky was splendidly blue and the sun shone bright today) Did everyone see it? Or was it only seen by those of us who made the image of sun in blue sky?
Such are my questions.