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Therefore, practice the same practice that you attempted in the previous day in your two practice periods, and do not let doubt or confusion dissuade you. Be a true student today. Allow yourself to concentrate on your practice. Give yourself to practice. Be a true student today.
Practice 20: Two 15-minute practice periods.
Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.
July 7, 2018 Round Three: This time I am further up the mountain out of the fog of doubt and confusion. I have reached a clearer vantage point where the fog has dissipated. Doubt and confusion do not hamper my progress today, for I see through them and do not become entangled in their snare. I may still experience them, but they do not throw me off course. I now have a firm anchor of Truth, a fulcrum to hold onto that keeps me from being buffeted and swayed by any waves of doubt and confusion.
Today I will be a true student and know I am pursuing a greater goal provided by a Greater Power. I have been given the gift of preparation and I am to develop my individual power and ability. I am doing this. I am becoming stronger in the mental environment and not permitting the diversions of the world to hamper my progress.
I did the first 15-min practice (4.56-5.11) inside sitting in an armchair in the front room, looking at the back of a wooden chair at the table. Again its contours melted and it did not appear solid. I felt some frustration, some futility in the exercise and wanted it to be over as quickly as possible.
Second practice (13.46-14.01) - I sat on the couch in the front room and looked at a wicker basket on the table. I saw an aura spread from it at times, but again I wasn’t really into the practice. Again I felt the futility of it, although I understand now what the point is.