The 2nd lesson tells me to glance around the room and say the following:
I have given everything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] all the meaning that it has for me
This lesson is pretty jarring if you really stop to think about it. When doing this exercise for a few minutes as instructed, it made me feel both foolish and happy. Foolish that there is so much in the world and how it works that I have read about but still often forget to apply. Happy that I am being reminded again so that I can live today and the future with a more corrected mindset.
I've heard a lot of esoteric concepts over the years that physicists are now proving. Everything is energy that we perceive as objects is a concept that I feel like I can accept easily. Energy has a radiation, I look at that energy, it takes the shape of the objects or people in the room.
So this makes the objects simply energy. When I decide, "that is a nice table" or "we really need to upgrade our bedroom set", it is a judgment I have made over a neutral energy form. The feelings that get generated, and the beliefs I decide to carry forward from those judgments and feelings, are completely up to my whim.