The idea for today is obviously the reason why your seeing does not affect you alone. You will notice that at times the ideas related to thinking precede those related to perceiving, while at other times the order is reversed. The reason is that the order does not matter. Thinking and its results are really simultaneous, for cause and effect are never separate.
Thinking and its results are simultaneous, what you see is an effect of what you think. It is amazing when it is revealed to you that there is really nothing outside of you, that you get the result of your own mind. You don’t really believe this, you prefer to think that there are still people and things outside of you that have nothing to do with you and what you think. But why hold on to this thought system that is causing you pain? If what you see is outside of you and has nothing to do with what you think, you are hopelessly lost forever. It is because your thoughts and what you see are simultaneous, that there is hope for you. It is the key to salvation.
Today we are again emphasizing the fact that minds are joined. This is rarely a wholly welcome idea at first, since it seems to carry with it an enormous sense of responsibility, and may even be regarded as an “invasion of privacy.” Yet it is a fact that there are no private thoughts. Despite your initial resistance to this idea, you will yet understand that it must be true if salvation is possible at all. And salvation must be possible because it is the Will of God.
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.