Today upon each hour, feel your desire to see a different world. Look at the world without judgment and say to yourself, “I wish to see a different world.” Do this every hour. Try not to miss any practice sessions. Practice no matter how you feel, no matter what is occurring. You are greater than your emotional states and so you need not deny them, though they will need to be controlled in time. You are greater than the images you see around you, for they mostly represent your judgment upon the world. Practice this day looking without judgment and feeling as you look.
Practice 31: Hourly practice.
However, I am not sure I fully understand. What is meant by the world? The physical world as it appears when I look around me, or situations I find myself in? If it means situations, I can choose the way I see things - either negatively or positively and adjust accordingly, switch from negative to positive if need be. If it means the physical world, then I am not sure - I see beauty for the most part. Or does it mean both?
Perhaps I am missing some vital point here, but I do desire Knowledge.
July 18, 2018 Round Three: I am still in sync with what I wrote the second time. I think I see the world as it is, I have no fantasies or judgment. I understand that the world I see is without Knowledge for the most part and my desire is for Knowledge, so I wish to see Knowledge working in the world. When I see what I don’t like, I realize it is a manifestation of the absence of Knowledge and the world cannot be blamed for that. So I see the world through different eyes, through the eyes of compassion. For the world is poor in many respects. The world I experience is made of my desire for Knowledge and the manifestation of Knowledge in my life. I have a true desire for Knowledge, so this is my experience. It is my experience that counts, not what I see before me. It is the way I interpret what I see.
5.00 - feeling calm, clear, full of insights about the Step. This is my best time of the day, when my mind is open. Writing in my regular journal. Feeling alive and vital.
6.00 - just sitting down to the computer, feeling good, made my herbal teas, thinking about how healthy I feel and am. I went up two more points on Lumosity.
7.00 - posting Step 199 on Facebook and other social media. I wish to see a different world. No I don’t. I am happy with the world I see. Today it is cool and overcast with rain in the air. A welcome relief after the heat, but I don’t have the same expansive feeling. I would like to go out, but I’ll probably have to stay in.
8.00 - I found info about the 12 chakras on the Internet to share with Hilary. Finished posting, translated what Doug wanted to share with Leonid about Step 244. Enjoying being free in my translation - translating the meaning, not the words.
9.00 - writing this journal. Feeling accomplished because I have done all I wanted and more. I also promoted the latest Russian translation for the website, done by Diana, Being a Person of the New Message. Sasha is still sleeping.
10.00 - out in the garden picking cucumbers. I said we were going to get a bumper harvest and we are! Feeling good and marvelling at our success. Taking pictures of the red rose that has bloomed.