This is a spiritual practice. It has been given to Humanity so it might be able to respond to the growing planetary necessity for Human Unity and Cooperation. We are encouraged to undertake Steps to Knowledge. This site is a simple aid to introduce people to this practice. There is much more to learn for anyone who becomes a student. As a Steps student since June 27, 1999, I am a witness for its benefit. Tom Christoffel
Step 59 - Today I will learn patience. (MP3) Entry for Step 58 - Knowledge is with me.
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Today I will learn patience. Step 59
IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR A MIND
THAT IS TORMENTED to be patient. It is very difficult for a mind that is
restless to be patient. It is very difficult for a mind that has sought all of
its worth from temporary things to be patient. Only in the pursuit of something
greater is patience necessary because it requires a greater application. Think
of your life in terms of long-term development, not in terms of immediate
sensation and gain. Knowledge is not merely stimulation. It is the depth of
power that is universal and eternal, and its greatness is given to you to
receive and to give.
PRACTICE EACH HOUR TODAY
affirming that you will learn to be patient and that you will become observant
of your life rather than critical of your life. Affirm that you will become
objective about your abilities and your circumstances so that you may apply a
greater certainty to them.
LEARN PATIENCE TODAY AND
PATIENTLY LEARN. In this way, you will move more quickly, more certainly and
59: Hourly practice.
for your ride at the airport is a great way to build the skill of patience.
Here, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington County,
It is very common for
students to use some technology such as an hourly chime, vibration or other
auditory or sensory market as a reminder.
Overall, the learning of
patience is critical to life. It is a focus my mother, age 90, says she still
From the Wikipedia labyrinth
page: “One can think of labyrinths as symbolic of pilgrimage; people can
walk the path, ascending toward salvation or enlightenment.” Somewhere in your
environment, you may be able to find or create a labyrinth walk for yourself.
We come from the eternal to
manifest in the infernal.
Small attempt at humor; let
us continue - building patience.
2nd Time Step 58.This is for those who have completed
Steps once. Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life experience,
including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey. I’m showing Step
comments after the Step, so as not to influence you in advance. It is a
wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can also listen more
closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying: “I surround and
protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully, I was taught
this practice in 1989.
P.S. 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. 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.