Step One Hundred and Forty-Eight
Therefore, treat each practice period today as a form of giving. Upon the hour, give yourself in each circumstance in which you find yourself. In your two deep meditation practices, give yourself completely. Do not come begging for ideas or information, but come to receive and come to give. As you give yourself, you will receive and in this you will learn the ancient law that to give is to receive. This must be born completely in your experience so that you may fully comprehend its meaning and its application in the world.
Your practice is your gift to God. Your practice is your gift to yourself. Come to your practice today to give, for in your giving you will realize the depth of your own resources.
Practice 148: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
The key for me is consistency, doing it every day, having the motivation to keep going on, to keep practicing, spending some time every day doing the next step, entering stillness for as long as I can, focusing my mind on Knowledge, for when I don't there is definitely something missing in my life. I am reaching the point where I can't NOT practice.
P.S. May 27, 2018 I am revisiting this Step again as the Steps Vigil is underway. This day Volodya will be reentering my life in a bigger way than before, in an intrusive way, but I wish to take it in my stride and be giving and gracious. I wish to give to this situation in a way that I will realize the depth of my own resources.