Greetings All –
Step 364 - Knowledge carries me because I am a student of Knowledge. Entry for Step 363 - Knowledge is my true desire because I am a student of Knowledge.
Greetings All –
AS YOU CARRY KNOWLEDGE, you will feel Knowledge carrying you. You will feel Knowledge guiding you and directing you, preserving you, protecting you from harm, keeping you from difficult and harmful engagements, engaging you with individuals with whom you must be engaged and leading you away from divisive engagements which do not have purpose. Thus it is that you become a leader and a follower, for you follow Knowledge and you lead yourself. You yield to Knowledge, yet you exercise the power of decision upon your own behalf. Thus it is that you become a great follower and a great leader. Thus, you are in a position to serve, and you will increasingly feel as if Knowledge were carrying you through life. And you will feel that you are carrying Knowledge as well. Seen correctly, you will realize your true relationship to Knowledge. You will realize that you carry Knowledge within you and that Knowledge carries your well-being within itself. This is perfectly complementary. It is perfect because it is born of perfection itself.
BE A TRUE STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE. Engage yourself in practice. Give yourself in practice. Do not alter your practice. Do not neglect your practice. All you need to do is practice and be attentive, practice and be attentive. Upon the hour and in your two deeper meditation practices, where you come into stillness to be with stillness itself, practice to practice, practice to learn and learn to learn. Today you are learning to learn. Today you are a student of Knowledge.
PRACTICE 364: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
This Step surprises: “Do not attempt to be without desire, for life is desire. Desire is purpose. Desire is meaning and direction,” then tells us: “Yet, you must recognize your true desire, which is the desire for Knowledge to fulfill itself and to claim itself, the desire for Knowledge to save you and for you to save Knowledge.”
How do we do that? My thought at the end of the Step:
“to be in the flow of Knowledge.”
This is getting deep. Thankfully, we are near the end. The journal begins with the exploration of regions. That may not be a concern of yours, but how else will Human Unity and Cooperation come about, except regionally?:
6:42 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000 – This day we'd normally be in VA Beach for VAPDC. I'm OK not being there… Looking forward to Texas… Wonder what will hit me @ WFS.
Types of regions
Where do you draw the line?
For a functional region – the state line may not be the place to stop.
Joe C--- – the question from Dr. Beck, the academics – "How can you teach if you don't know the answer?"
7:45 a.m. Completed practice #1 I'm still and alert. My desire is to be safe in Knowledge – a student/teacher of Knowledge – My desire is to see more cooperation in the greater community.
Terms → needing frameworks for definition: planning, region,
> I don't know that we're dealing with ultimate reality, but we can deal with truth.
11:12 p.m. Two days to complete S2K and it feels like I'm losing ground. The goal is strong Step 363 – "Knowledge is my true desire because I am a student of Knowledge."
The peak experience of Steps 357 and 358 is nearly a week old. As that wears off, “it feels like I’m losing ground.” That is not an uncommon experience. Soon the decision will have to be made to continue as a student of Knowledge or not. Is it possible to go back to one’s old thinking, or is it better to work ahead in these teachings? I decided to continue years ago. It will be your choice soon. Can you go back to the thinking you used to have? Let us continue.
P.S. At Step 364 we are one Step from the completion of Steps to Knowledge for the first time. If you’ve some interest due to this or other Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. January 1, 2015 is an option here. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one post 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.