Lesson 3 builds on the first two lessons, instructing me to look around the room I am in. While I am doing that, whatever comes in my vision I am to tell myself "I do not understand anything I see in this room."
At first I thought this exercise was too similar to the previous two lessons. But when I looked around the room, the lesson's effect was quite dramatic. I realized that the lesson was right! I am not sure if it was because I was tired, my mind was not thinking much when I started the exercise, or the lessons are already taking effect.
When I looked at inanimate objects such as the wall-length mirror and my nightstand, there wasn't that much of a trigger. But when I looked at my dog, wife, and myself, all while saying "I do not understand", it was shocking.
Do I really understand my dog? She is a wonderful and sweet old girl. But I don't know her purpose for being alive, why she is in my life, and why she is snoring (and farting quite nastily) in my bedroom. Somehow along the way I have determined and accepted beliefs about her existence that I can't prove our true.
For my wife and myself, of course I like to think that I understand the two of us. However, loving someone with all your heart and understanding their reason for existence are two entirely different concepts entirely. I feel that she is teaching me how to expand true love to its fullest. I type this, it feels great, I am certainly going to continue to think and believe this.
But I don't understand that...or at least I'm willing to admit that what I think and believe to be true about any relationship in my life is something that I may not understand. For the people that come into my life, be it family, friends, pets, business partners, whoever - why did this happen?
- Our souls conspired before birth to create situations to help us learn and grow?
- The Law of Attraction brought us into contact?
- Its a random genetic thing?
- Something else that is beyond my scope of thinking?