Greetings All –
Step 236 - With Knowledge I will know what to do. Entry for Step 235 - The power of Knowledge is becoming evident to me.
Greetings All –
WITH KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO, and your certainty will be so strong that it will be difficult for you to doubt it or to argue against it. Here you must be prepared to act and act boldly. If your predominant concern is protecting your ideas and your physical body, then you will be afraid of Knowledge, fearing that it will lead you to do something that will be dangerous or harmful for you. Knowledge can only be demonstrated. Its beneficence must be experienced. It can only be experienced by accepting its presence and carrying out its direction.
WITH KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO, and your certainty will far exceed all of the pretenses you have made about certainty thus far. Self-doubt may continue in the face of Knowledge, but Knowledge is so much greater because your whole being will be engaged in the activity. Only the littleness of your self-doubt, born of your own false beliefs, can argue against it. Yet, its arguments are pathetic and pitiful and lack depth and conviction.
KNOWLEDGE WILL MOVE WITHIN YOU AT CERTAIN TIMES, for in stillness it observes all things until it is ready to act, and when it acts, it acts! Thus it is that you will learn with Knowledge to be at peace in the world, and yet when you act, you will act with true efficacy and with great result. In this way, you may be a person of action and contemplation all at once, for your contemplation will be deep and meaningful, and your action will be deep and meaningful as well.
WITH KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO. Do not think that you know what to do unless you are with Knowledge and Knowledge is indicating for you to do something with great power. Do not make small attempts at resolving your problems, for without Knowledge your attempts will be meaningless and will compound your frustration.
UPON THE HOUR REPEAT TODAY’S IDEA and consider it. In the depth of your longer practices, utilize the skills that you have cultivated thus far to engage yourself with stillness. If Knowledge is still, you may be still as well. Thus, when Knowledge stimulates action, you will be able to act, and in so doing, the resolution that you bring will be greater than anything you could conceive of.
PRACTICE 236: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
This was a busy day, nothing on the Steps page and little in the journal and, but the evidence is recorded.
From the Journal:
8:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000. --- Sarah is here – she’s a priority. Work is getting more compelling.
As I build my practice, error will come to be corrected. Going with the flow requires recognition of: (1) oneself in the flow and (2) the context of the flow and (3) the greater contexts of the flow.
Being only a piece of the puzzle, it is hard to solve the puzzle.
9:17 p.m. I had come to the office with the intention of doing my second practice. Too much work to take that time here. I'll do it at home.
The practice is: "The power of Knowledge is becoming evident to me." This morning I had the sense of a great under-laying Knowledge system for earth upon which human/biological life floats – like bits of flotsam and jetsam – froth on the thinly crusted earth – the space from which the mud heads [ancestors] came.
P.S. At Step 236, we are into Part Two of Steps, so if you’ve found this and find some appeal in this or other Steps, you should really go to the beginning blog post. From here you learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense and then progress as needed. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one per Step.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message.