Today in your three brief practice periods, in which you devote your total attention to examining your assumptions, think about the things you really think you know, including things that you have not thought to question before—things that you think you know. Today’s exercise, then, carries forth from the previous steps where you begin to see the difference between what you think you know and real Knowledge itself and the relationship between what you think of as Knowledge and your own assumptions, beliefs and hopes for things.
Therefore, in each practice session it is very essential for you to think about the things you think you know. When you realize they are based primarily upon your assumptions, you will realize how weak is your foundation in the world. Understanding this may be upsetting and disconcerting, but it is absolutely essential for you to give you the impetus and the desire to discover your true foundation in the world.
Practice 4: Three 10-minute practice periods.
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June 28, 2014 Round Two: I felt fuzzy at first when I contemplated this Step again. It is humbling to realize how much I really still do not know. I must know more than the first time, surely! But sometimes it doesn’t feel like it. Sometimes I feel more confused and unsure about what is Knowledge and what is my own assumptions, beliefs, and hopes for things than ever.
Armed with this information I am going to pursue my dream but with the full acceptance that things may not turn out as I am hoping. I am very open to the situation taking a different turn and leading me somewhere else. I accept the possibility that my house in the country may not be part of the specific Plan, so I will not want what I think I know, but will go with the flow and wait to see what happens.
Third practice – my foundation in the world is weak. I am quite willing to accept this. I think I am putting too much effort into trying to fathom what this Step is saying, so the point is alluding me. My true foundation in the world in based on Knowledge, which is constant, permanent, and solid, it is not going anywhere, because it comes from God. All I need to do is recognize Knowledge for what it is and sweep away all the extraneous things that only put a veil over Knowledge, hiding it from my comprehension. I don’t think I want to analyze this anymore, I will let it be, let it go, and trust that clarity will dawn for the very reason that I am seeking it.