The importance of this idea lies in the fact that it contains a correction for a major perceptual distortion. You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world. All these attributes are given it by you. The world is meaningless in itself.
What if you really applied today’s lesson? It is the simple request to take full responsibility for what you see and experience. You would stop blaming things outside of yourself for what is happening with you, you would let the healing occur in the only place it can actually happen: in you.
With A Course In Miracles in your hand, with the lesson for the day given you, you have been given everything you need for the change of your mind. You no longer insist that you are separate from God and everything around you, that you are the victim of what you see and experience. It is not true. You are responsible for what you see.
I think I see a fearful world, a dangerous world, a hostile world, a sad world, a wicked world, a crazy world, but I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
What is meaningless is neither good nor bad. Why, then, should a meaningless world upset you? If you could accept the world as meaningless and let the truth be written upon it for you, it would make you indescribably happy. But because it is meaningless, you are impelled to write upon it what you would have it be. It is this you see in it. It is this that is meaningless in truth. Beneath your words is written the Word of God.
All your complaints: meaningless.
All your judgments: meaningless.
All your ideas: meaningless.
This includes the good and bad judgments, the good and bad ideas. You are simply wrong. You forgot the first 50 lessons of the workbook. Good thing you are starting over this year. It’s a clean slate, a blank mind. Now you can be shown, all you have to do is show up. All you have to do when you wake up in the morning is set your foot out of bed, Jesus will take care of the rest. There is no excuse to be late, or to not show up. This is your awakening, why wouldn’t you be fully present? It’s not about hiding in your cave, it’s about stepping out and applying the lesson. It’s active.
I am upset because I see a meaningless world.