Greetings All –
Step 307 - Knowledge is living within me now. Entry for Step 306 - I will rest in Knowledge today.
Greetings All –
KNOWLEDGE IS LIVING WITHIN YOU, and you are learning to live with Knowledge. Thus, all darkness and illusion are dispelled from your mind as you come to realize what your life has always been and will always be. As you realize the changelessness of your true existence, you will realize how it wishes to express itself in the world of change. Your Knowledge is greater than your mind, greater than your body and greater than your definitions of yourself. It is changeless yet ever changing in its expression. Beyond fear, doubt and destruction it abides within you, and as you learn to abide with it, all of its qualities will become your own.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE WORLD CAN PROVIDE that can in any way compare to this, for all the world’s gifts are momentary and transitory. As you honor them, your fear of losing them will increase. As you hold them to yourself, your anxiety about death and destruction will be enhanced, and you will re-enter confusion and frustration. But with Knowledge, you may possess things in the world without identifying with them. You may receive them and release them according to the necessity of doing so. Then, the great anxiety of the world will not affect you, but the power of Knowledge that you carry will affect the world. In this way, you will affect the world more than it affects you. In this way, you will be a contributor to the world. In this way, the world will be blessed.
REJUVENATE YOURSELF IN KNOWLEDGE in your deeper practice periods in stillness and remind yourself upon the hour of the power of Knowledge that you carry this day. Let not any doubt or uncertainty dissuade you, for here doubt and uncertainty are completely unnatural. You are learning to become natural because what could be more natural than being yourself? And what could be more yourself than Knowledge itself?
PRACTICE 307: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Yesterday: Step 306 - I will rest in Knowledge today.
R.I.P. rest in peace or R.I.K. rest in Knowledge.
A day of rest was experienced today. From the Journal:
6:15 AM. May 18, 2000 – 30 years PDC [since organization in 1970]
S2K today – “I will rest in knowledge today.’
I do need a rest – even as the world moves forward.
View 2100 [my projection of the future this day]
The continuous fragmentation of earth’s people into smaller geographic units of local government continued throughout the 20th century. The local units of government, by design, look inward and protect their borders.
* Empire builder – empires are good.
The countervailing trend in the world driven by commerce and a global, instantaneous communications infrastructure, was regional movement of people, goods and services. The disparities of wealth that were a byproduct of investment and wisdom, called for greater community in daily thinking by all citizens of the ultimate bounded locality – planet earth itself.
In a world where local networks represented markets for housing and labor, as well as goods and services, prosperity shifted to regions where cooperation across local boundaries could take place.
Regionalism had primarily been a top-down strategy
We are always regional/because our transactions were made possible by the crossing of boundaries.
We think of the U.S. as a single country – yet there are states and local boundaries that fragment us.
“I will rest in knowledge today.” The text unites Jesus and Buddha –
I hope the region will find a director that can help it go the next 20 years –
I met a businessman at Dulles Airport. When I told him my business was promoting cooperation among local governments he asked, “Do you have any customers?”
I answered: “Cooperation isn’t everyone’s first choice for a strategy.” (Yet we only exist due to massive, continuous, cooperation.)
Updated Jesus – “Those that have the Internet, let them surf.”
This transition is necessary, but I’m not wise enough to make it smooth because I have no idea where knowledge is taking me; though I have the sense of a message. If only it were 40 days in the wilderness – it feels like 40 years.
I truly need a rest –
North & South Korea – plan new talks after 50 years of war. It is hard to remain separate when the world around you is working together
Water & Trans – the two – regional systems that bring together the region –
– Planners Casebook – LFPDC
– an instructive region
A wide-ranging day in terms of topics, including North and South Korea. Change is slow or may appear non-existent. Several of these ideas I do not agree with today, having had more time for experience and thought. Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 307, 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.