Step One Hundred and Sixty-Four



Step 164. Today I Will Honor What I Know.
Honor what you know today. Hold to what you know. Allow your Knowledge to guide you specifically. Do not try to use Knowledge to fulfill yourself, for in this you will only use what you think of as Knowledge and once again you will weave an illusion for yourself that will entrap you and drain you of life, enthusiasm and certainty. Let Knowledge move you today. Carry on your normal activities. Follow all the procedures of life that are your duty, but let Knowledge abide with you so that it may bestow its mysterious gift everywhere you go and give you concrete direction when that is actually needed.

Repeat this statement upon the hour and consider it in light of your immediate circumstances. In your deeper practice periods today, once again give yourself to stillness and to peace. Honor Knowledge today by giving yourself to Knowledge and by abiding with Knowledge.

Practice 164:
 
Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.

July 6, 2013 Round One: I am coming to a deeper understanding of what it says in this Step about not trying to use Knowledge to fulfill myself, not using what I think of as Knowledge, but allowing Knowledge to move me without preconceived notions and judgments. If feel as though I am ever increasingly guided by Knowledge without putting my own slant on the proceedings. In other words, Knowledge is bestowing its mysterious gift without me being in the driver’s seat. It is so easy to want to orchestrate things myself, have preconceived plans, have notions about how I think things should go, what results I want, but this is not the way it is. Knowledge works in other ways and I am learning to honor it, give myself to it and abide with it. The benefits I reap from this are manifold, the most evident being a sense of deeper peace, no fear about outcomes, no frustration or self-abuse, rather a deep knowing that Knowledge is guiding me in the right direction.

January 8, 2015 Round Two: I am learning to honor what I know. There are things I know and have known for a long time, things I intrinsically know deep within me. In the past, I tended to doubt them, I thought that I could not possibly know certain things. But as the years pass and I am now reclaiming Knowledge, these things I “know” are still with me, solid and permanent, they have stood the test of time. Now I am happy to honor them, now I know they are true.

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