Transfer of training in true perception does not proceed as does transfer of the training of the world. If true perception has been achieved in connection with any person, situation or event, total transfer to everyone and everything is certain. On the other hand, one exception held apart from true perception makes its accomplishments anywhere impossible.
In the practice of the lesson it is good to go back to the Introduction for a moment. Sentences like the above are the essence of A Course In Miracles. Don’t try to understand it, don’t try to explain it, simply accept it. Your experience of true perception transfers to everyone and everything. That is because you are connected with everyone and everything. That is because everything you see is really just you. Go figure.
Today you are going inward, you are looking at your thoughts. That is where the change happens, it is in your mind and in your mind only. Every thought you have about someone or something, actually has nothing to do with that someone or something. It is enough to know that it is your thought. It is being thought in your mind. You are responsible. Here is where a change can occur.
You will find, if you train yourself to look at your thoughts, that they represent such a mixture that, in a sense, none of them can be called “good” or “bad.” This is why they do not mean anything.
Do not be afraid to use “good” thoughts as well as “bad.” None of them represents your real thoughts, which are being covered up by them. The “good” ones are but shadows of what lies beyond, and shadows make sight difficult. The “bad” ones are blocks to sight, and make seeing impossible. You do not want either.
Real change can only happen in your mind, and it is your decision. The mind training that A Course In Miracles offers you is a total dedication. You can’t do this half way. Total dedication offers you a total experience. If you want that experience, the choice is clear. If you are wondering why you are not having an experience, it is because you are not willing to follow Jesus’ simple instructions in this course. Apply the lesson today, just do it. You don’t have to understand it, you don’t have to try to grasp what it is you are doing. In your not-knowing is everything revealed to you. Today, be willing to accept that your thoughts do not mean anything.
These thoughts do not mean anything. They are like the things I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place].