ACIM Lesson 4

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].

Today I will take a step forward in learning and start watching my thoughts. This is a key element of Ho’oponopono.

The trick is for me not to label my thoughts as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

After all, my thoughts are so clouded and obscured with data – memories replaying – that I can’t possibly really know what’s ‘good’ or what’s ‘bad’ and my thoughts become nothing – meaningless – in the grand scheme of life.

You may have heard of the book ‘The User Illusion’ by Tor Norretranders. At their Zero Limits seminars, Joe Vitale and ‘Ihaleakalā Hew Len would quote it often. Perhaps they had also read ACIM!

Joe quotes the following from The User Illusion in the book “Zero Limits” that he co-authored with ‘Ihaleakalā:

“The fact is that every single second, millions of bits of information flood in through our senses. But our consciousness processes only perhaps forty bits a second – at most. Millions and millions of bits are condensed to a conscious experience that contains practically no experience at all.”

– Tor Norretranders

Which is why, Lesson 4 asks me to consider the following:

“This thought about __________ does not mean anything. It is like the things I see in this room [on this street, and so on].”

And then, with complete neutrality towards each one, I will repeat once again the key words of Ho’oponopono:

I love you

I’m sorry

Please Forgive Me

Thank You

There is so much going on that I don’t know anything about, or have misinterpreted, that it’s worth me questioning why I think certain thoughts are so important or my judgements are correct.

They aren’t, ultimately.