Step Two Hundred and Ten
Your long practice period today will see you engaging your mind actively on its behalf. You are learning to become objective about your own progress as a student. You are learning to become objective about the nature of learning itself. You are learning to become objective so that you may see. Allow this Review, then, to give you greater perspective about the work of Knowledge in the world and the presence of Knowledge in your life.
Practice 210: One long practice period.
Knowledge must be treated with mystery, I cannot confine it to my own parameters, put it in a box that suits my way of thinking, it is expansive and much greater than this, and I cannot comprehend, I can only continue seeking Knowledge.
Preconceptions must be dropped, I need to distinguish between preconceptions and what life really is—life is really what I need, not what I want.
Deprecation has no value—I must look at the world objectively, laying no blame, if people are not there yet, it is not their fault, I can feel compassionately toward the world, knowing that by following the Way of Knowledge myself I am paving the way for others. What I do for myself I am doing for humanity as a whole.
I am part of the Greater Community and the Greater Community is influencing the world – I may not be able to comprehend how, but I trust it is for the higher good.
I need to live and let live, I will love as I can and allow others to love as they can too.
Discernment is the key, keeping my sights on the compass, on Knowledge, and when I see I am going astray, I reorient my course to bring it back in line with what Knowledge is showing me.
I am a beginning student, I can make mistakes, I can say the wrong words, I can be misunderstood, but if my aim is pure, if my perseverance does not wane, if I keep asking questions of Knowledge and listening for the answers, I can be sure I am headed in the right direction.