Oh, isn't that the truth?! How many times do we look at something or someone and say, "What the heck?" (Feel free to substitute other words if applicable.) I know I sure do. I don't understand anything I see or witness. I think I do but then the Universe decides to show me just how narrow-minded and misplaced that thought was.
William James stated it best when he said, "Thinking is what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." Lesson 3 follows the first two--the key is to remove emotional attachment, prejudices, from the item or people. By clearing our mind from all the past associations, to see things as they appear right now in this time and space, we begin to realize how little we really understand about them. This exercise serves to open our mind. To see our portion of the "big picture" and realize how small, and evolving, our perception really is, or should be.
I encourage you to work with me to separate ourselves and step back from the events and things around us. By not reacting, or labeling, it actually buys us some peace of mind. And for that fact alone, I am going to enjoy this exercise!