God is in everything I see.
1. The idea for today explains why you can see all purpose in everything. 2It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. 3And it explains why nothing you see means anything. 4In fact, it explains every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well. 5Today’s idea is the whole basis for vision.
2. You will probably find this idea very difficult to grasp at this point. 2You may find it silly, irreverent, senseless, funny and even objectionable. 3Certainly God is not in a table, for example, as you see it. 4Yet we emphasized yesterday that a table shares the purpose of the universe. 5And what shares the purpose of the universe shares the purpose of its Creator.
3. Try then, today, to begin to learn how to look on all things with love, appreciation and open-mindedness. 2You do not see them now. 3Would you know what is in them? 4Nothing is as it appears to you. 5Its holy purpose stands beyond your little range. 6When vision has shown you the holiness that lights up the world, you will understand today’s idea perfectly. 7And you will not understand how you could ever have found it difficult.
4. Our six two-minute practice periods for today should follow a now familiar pattern: Begin with repeating the idea to yourself, and then apply it to randomly chosen subjects about you, naming each one specifically. 2Try to avoid the tendency toward self-directed selection, which may be particularly tempting in connection with today’s idea because of its wholly alien nature. 3Remember that any order you impose is equally alien to reality.
5. Your list of subjects should therefore be as free of self-selection as possible. 2For example, a suitable list might include:
3God is in this coat hanger.
4God is in this magazine.
5God is in this finger.
6God is in this lamp.
7God is in that body.
8God is in that door.
9God is in that waste basket.
10In addition to the assigned practice periods, repeat the idea for today at least once an hour, looking slowly about you as you say the words unhurriedly to yourself. 11At least once or twice, you should experience a sense of restfulness as you do this.