Step One Hundred and Seven

Step 107. Today I Will Learn To Be Happy.
Learning to be happy is simply learning to be natural. Learning to be happy is learning to accept Knowledge today. Knowledge is happy today. If you are not happy, you are not with Knowledge. Happiness does not always mean having a smile on your face. It is not a behavior. Genuine happiness is a sense of self, a sense of wholeness and satisfaction. If a loss has occurred in your life, a loss of a loved one, you may still be happy, though you may shed tears. It is all right to shed tears, for this does not need to betray a greater happiness within you, for these also may be tears of happiness. Happiness is not a form of behavior. Let us remind you of this. It is a sense of inner satisfaction. Knowledge will give this to you because it will simplify your life and allow your mind to concentrate on that which it is given to do in reality. This will empower you, simplify you and provide a greater harmony than you could have known before.

Therefore, in your two practice periods today, allow your mind to enter stillness once again. This is a time of quietude. This is not a practice of mental investigation, but a practice of mental stillness.

Practice 107: Two 30-minute practice periods.

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April 3, 2013 Round One: This is a very relevant Step for me today, since a situation has occurred that could rob me of my happiness if I let it. But I find that I am still happy, I still have a sense of inner satisfaction, I am able to concentrate my mind on the true things and not allow it to be burdened by unproductive emotions that only clutter my mind. So I can vouch that Knowledge is simplifying my life today, empowering me, and providing a greater harmony even in the face of adversity.

November 6, 2014 Round Two: "
Genuine happiness is a sense of self, a sense of wholeness and satisfaction."

I can affirm that this is pretty much my state of being these days, in fact, really I can say I have been happy most of my life, it is my natural state. I don’t have to try to be happy, I don’t have to put a false smile on my face and pretend. My inner state is one of satisfaction and quiet joy. It is not something I have to learn or practice to make my own. It is something that comes to me naturally, I don’t even really think about it, for if something does occur to darken my mood and cloud my inner happiness, it is brief and temporary. I find I can quickly restore my equilibrium, my quiet confidence that all is in order in my life. 

When I turn things over to Knowledge, nothing can go wrong. Turning things over to Knowledge and releasing my hold on the reins is the same as turning things over to God’s will and releasing my own. If Knowledge is not offended, then neither am I. If Knowledge is happy today, then so am I.


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