Step Seventy-Nine

     10 Practical Steps for Learning to Go With the Flow of Life

Step 79. I Will Allow Uncertainty To Exist Today.
Allowing uncertainty to exist means there is great faith. This means that another form of certainty is arising. When you allow uncertainty to exist, it means that you are becoming honest, for in truth you are uncertain. In allowing uncertainty to exist, you are becoming patient, for it requires patience to regain your certainty. In allowing uncertainty to exist, you are becoming tolerant. You are stepping back from judgment and becoming a witness of life within you and of life around you. Accept uncertainty today so that you may learn. Without presumption, you will seek Knowledge. Without judgment, you will realize your own true need.

Upon each hour today, repeat today’s statement and examine what it means. Examine this from your own feelings and examine this in light of what you see in the world around you. Uncertainty exists until you are certain. If you allow this to exist, you can allow God to serve you.

Practice 79: Hourly Practice.

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February 24, 2013 Round One: I am happy to say that having reached this Step, my uncertainty is waning. If I experienced bouts of uncertainty and doubt in the beginning, they are becoming fewer and farther between as I continue. I am becoming witness to more and more serendipitous events that make the truth of Knowledge undeniable.

Having said that, I do realize that uncertainty has its merits and my uncertainty in the past has been and continues to be constructive in ultimately leading me on to greater certainty. I have always been partial to the phrase that has been attributed to Socrates and seems to have several different renditions, but goes something like, “The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing for sure.” There is something empowering in not knowing anything, since it leaves room for new knowing to enter and spurs me on to seek Knowledge.

October 1, 2014 Round Two: I continue to be less and less uncertain. I still like to say that I know that I know nothing, or I don’t know anything for sure, because I don’t see the value in being SO sure about something that there is no room for doubt. A healthy dose of uncertainty is a good thing. Being too certain smacks a bit of fanaticism, and the last thing I want is to be fanatical about anything. I go along doing what I feel is right until life proves me wrong, and then I adjust.

I appreciate what this Step says about when I allow uncertainty to exist I become honest, patient, and tolerant. Being uncertain leaves room for maneuver, it prevents me from being driven into a corner that I then find hard to get out of. I can change course if I wish, I can be flexible, I can go with one flow until another shows me a wiser course.

I found another place to share the New Message in Russian and went ahead and shared, uncertain as I was. Thoughts of being honest, patient and tolerant are uppermost in my mind. I have this deep-felt conviction that when my motivations are pure only good can come of it. I feel a deep calling to try and bring the New Message and Steps to Knowledge to a Russian audience, no matter how unreceptive that Russian audience seems to be at the moment. I step with a certain amount of trepidation and uncertainty out into the field where I venture to sow seeds.


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