Step 66 - I will stop complaining about the world. (MP3) Entry for Step 65 - I have come to work in the world.

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Step 66 - I will stop complaining about the world. (MP3)  [Open in Drive or copy to your Drive – Download folder or play from Drive – Step PDF also.]

Step-066 I will stop complaining about the world.
COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WORLD MEANS that it is not meeting your idealism. Complaining about the world means that you do not recognize that you have come here to work. Complaining about the world does not help you understand its predicaments. Complaining about the world means you do not understand the world as it is. Your complaints indicate that some expectation has been disappointed. These disappointments are necessary for you to begin to understand the world as it is and to understand yourself as you truly are.

UPON THE HOUR TODAY GIVE THIS AFFIRMATION to yourself and then practice it. Each hour spend a minute not complaining about the world. Do not let the hours go by unattended, but be present for practice. Recognize the extent to which others are complaining about the world and how little it gives them and how little it gives the world. The world has already been condemned by those who dwell within it. If it is to be loved and cultivated, its predicaments must be recognized and its opportunities must be accepted. Who can complain when an environment is given where Knowledge can be reclaimed and contributed? The world only needs Knowledge and the expressions of Knowledge. How can it be worthy of condemnation?

PRACTICE 66: Hourly practice.

From the journal:

7:40 A.M. Monday, Sept 20, 1999 - S2K hourly practice is: "I have come to work in the world." I'd read it as "I have come to the world to work." The difference is subtle, but the latter puts emphasis on work as though it were the only thing. I am one of many who have come to work in the world.

Am I such a fragile soul that it is so difficult to stay in body?

I'm not lost, but seeking my proper affinity. Thus always an outsider who can't get into any particular fold.

The Steps page contains a few reactions. The Puritan work ethic is noted. Check the video link from yesterday.

 Let our work continue.

Journal 2nd Time Step 65.  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 my first year 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.