VALUE KNOWLEDGE. It is beyond your understanding. Follow Knowledge. It guides you in ways that you have never experienced. Trust Knowledge. It gives you back to yourself. Trust comes before understanding, always. Participation comes before trust, always. Therefore, participate with Knowledge.
REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR AFFIRMATION UPON THE HOUR. Try to be very consistent. Do not forget today to emphasize that you value Knowledge above all other things. In your two meditation practices, give this statement as an affirmation and then, in stillness, allow yourself to receive. Do not use these practices to gain answers or information, but allow yourself to become quiet, for a quiet mind can learn all things and know all things. Words are but one form of communication. You are now learning to communicate, for your mind is now opening to a greater association.
PRACTICE 83: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
7:30 A.M. Thursday, October 7, 1999
It is only my complete dedication to the region that keeps me here. Like everyone else, I have other options.
... [part of a letter drafted, but never sent]
8:12 A.M. I could have meditated for 1/2 hour per S2K - "I will not judge another today. " I didn't - got caught up in e-mail and the search for earthly understanding. I am overwhelmed and reduced to indolancy.
The Frenzy of Real time.
From the Steps book page: