For example, call to mind a person or situation in your life that is causing you conflict. Ask yourself this, "What makes this experience frustrating?" Then you can answer yourself by saying, "My mind does."
You see, we are most often tempted to think that the person or the situation is causing our frustration. And we very easily justify our thinking by collecting evidence to back up our claim.
But what this lesson is challenging us to do, is to take ownership of how we perceive the people or situations in our lives.
If we are frustrated with someone or something it is because our mind has decided to be so. Other people or situations do not have the power to make us think and feel a certain way. When we wrap our head around this idea it changes absolutely everything and yet it isn't the easiest concept to embrace.
Our challenge this week is to use this concept as a spiritual solution. If a situation arises that evokes thoughts of frustration, practice this idea and do your best to think more positively.
As you practice these spiritual solutions, always remember that imperfection rocks. It's not about getting it right every time... it's about trying and trying until it becomes your automatic thought system. Chances are you will struggle with certain concepts at first, but try your best and don't give up. We're all in this together!
"My thoughts are images that I have made." A Course in Miracles