Value Knowledge. It is beyond your understanding. Follow Knowledge. It guides you in ways that you have never experienced. Trust Knowledge. It gives you back to yourself. Trust comes before understanding, always. Participation comes before trust, always. Therefore, participate with Knowledge.
Remind yourself of your affirmation upon the hour. Try to be very consistent. Do not forget today to emphasize that you value Knowledge above all other things. In your two meditation practices, give this statement as an affirmation and then, in stillness, allow yourself to receive. Do not use these practices to gain answers or information, but allow yourself to become quiet, for a quiet mind can learn all things and know all things. Words are but one form of communication. You are now learning to communicate, for your mind is now opening to a greater association.
Practice 83: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
This Step resonates with what I am coming to understand about the nature of my life. I am becoming aware that my life is not about me, it is about the other people I come in contact with and how I touch them.
So this Step calls for releasing myself from the bondage of my own life, or in other words, releasing myself from the bondage of myself. The only way I can describe it is “expansive” and indeed, my mind “is now opening to greater association.” This is my experience today.
I feel pressure, as though gravity is pressing in on me. I have a fleeting urge to resist it, shake it off, I am afraid of it descending on me completely. But I am beginning to trust that it will not be heavier than I can bear. There is pressure, then it lightens. I can handle the pressure and the gravity. Again I think of a milky or soupy fog, but then it dissipates to reveal something really bright and luminescent beyond.