|Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler in the 2013 Russian TV series|
Step 86. I Honor Those Who Have Given To Me.
recognize their service to you. For you can indeed be angered or upset by someone that you recognize has served you, and this is often the case. Perhaps you will even be angry at this curriculum which seeks only to serve you. Why would you be angry at this curriculum? Because Knowledge flushes out everything that stands in its way. That is why at times you are angry and do not even know why.
Allow your two practice periods to be quite focused. Concentrate. Use the power of your mind. Think of those individuals who have served you. If individuals come to mind whom you had not considered having served you, think how they have served you as well. Let this day be a day of recognition. Let this be a day of restitution.
Practice 86: Two 30-minute practice periods.
In my own experience, the people I have felt any anger toward in the past (usually the people closest to me) have turned out to be my greatest teachers. It all boils down to keeping a more open mind, being willing to listen, even if what I am hearing is not what I think I want to hear. Life is a learning experience whatever form it comes in, and my task is to be aware of that and use every experience that comes to me as a tool for gaining greater insight and Knowledge. I am indeed grateful to all those who have served me, in fact there is not one person I can think of who has not served me in one way or another.
This post in a blog I follow seems to speak to this Step. I wish to share it. "Only Endless Unfolding."