This is a record of my personal experience as I practice Steps to Knowledge for the second time. These Steps are contained in the book "Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing."
I also recommend reading "Taking the Steps to Knowledge."
You will find links to these texts in each journal entry below.
Step One Hundred and Forty-Three
143. Today I Will Be Still.
Be still today in your two meditation practices so that you may receive
the presence of Knowledge within you. Take a moment of stillness in your hourly
practice so that you may recognize where you are and what you are doing. In
this way, you may access the greater aspect of mind so that it may serve you
upon each hour so that you may carry it forth into the world. Be still today so
that you may observe the world. Be still today so that you may see the world.
Be still today so that you may hear the world. Carry forth your daily duties,
but within yourself be still. In this way, Knowledge will present itself and
then will begin to guide you as it is intended to do.
Practice 143: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
May 21, 2013 Round One: In Stillness all can be known. I am
becoming more and more aware and conscious of this. Practicing stillness is
becoming part of my daily experience of living, it gives me confidence, and I
am following its lead.
December 15, 2014 Round Two: Being still and observing, seeing,
and hearing the world is not something that can easily be described in words.
It is possible to see and hear things with my inner senses when I am still
enough. But this takes a lot of practice and dedication, it is so easy to miss
the signs or misinterpret them. To really hear what the world is telling me,
what my loved ones are telling me, takes deep concentration and application. I
am not there yet.
37. There Is A Way To Knowledge.How can there not be a way to Knowledge when it is your True Self? How
can there not be a way for Knowledge to express itself when it is the most
natural form of expression? How can there not be a way for Knowledge to guide
you in relationships when Knowledge is the perfect source of all your
relationships? There is a way to Knowledge. It requires skill and desire. Both
will take time to develop. You must learn to value the true and not to value
the false, and it takes time to learn to separate the two and to recognize
them. It takes time to learn that the false does not satisfy you and that the
true does satisfy you. This must be learned through trial and error and through
contrast. As you approach Knowledge, your life becomes more full, more certain
and more direct. As you go away from it, you reenter confusion, frustration and
In your two practice periods today, which will not be meditation practices,
spend at least 15 minutes thinking of…
Step 198. Today I Will Be Strong. Be strong
today. Follow the plan that is given to you. Do not hold yourself back or alter
the instructions in any way. There are no shortcuts here; there is only the
direct way. You are given the steps. Follow them. Be strong today. Only your
ideas of yourself speak of weakness. Only your evaluation of yourself says that
you are pathetic, incapable or inadequate. You must have faith in your strength
and exercise this faith to realize your strength.
Upon the hour repeat this statement and attempt to experience it in whatever
circumstance you find yourself. Within your two deeper practice periods today,
use your strength to engage in stillness completely. Allow your mind to be
freed of the chains of its own concepts. Allow your body to be freed of a
tormented mind. In this, your mind and your body will settle into their natural
function, and all things will fall into right order within you. Knowledge will
then find expression through your mind and throug…
Step 223. I Will
Receive Knowledge This Day.Upon the hour receive Knowledge. In your two deeper
practice periods, receive Knowledge. Give yourself to receiving Knowledge. This
is your practice for today. Everything else is merely a form of confusion.
There is no event in your outer life that need replace your practice today, for
Knowledge blesses all things within you and without. It dispels that which is
unnecessary and purposefully engages you with that which is necessary and has
true potential for you.
Return, then, to Knowledge, regardless of the circumstances of your outer life.
Receive Knowledge so that you may have certainty in the world and so that you
may understand your own meaning and value.
30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice. Here you
will find the entire book free for download http://stepstoknowledge.com/ Here you
will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with
this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge. November 30, 2013…