Step Two Hundred and Thirty-Five
Allow yourself to accept that you are only beginning to realize the presence of Knowledge in your life and in all life. This is determined by your capacity for Knowledge, which, along with your desire for Knowledge, you are now cultivating. That is why day after day you practice stillness and peace and only interrupt these practices with practicing the active engagement of your mind for great purposes. Here you are building your capacity as well as your desire, for each day you must practice because of the desire for Knowledge, and each practice develops your capability to experience Knowledge.
You are beginning to recognize the presence of Knowledge, the power of Knowledge and the evidence of Knowledge. Remind yourself of this upon the hour and do not forget. Once again, in the depth of your longer practice periods, give yourself completely to entering stillness and peace, for this will undo all blame and unforgiveness within you and will show you the power of Knowledge, which you are now learning to accept.
Practice 235: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.
The power of Knowledge is becoming evident to me - I can affirm this.
While out walking today, I remembered that the first time I had thoughts about living somewhere in the Russian countryside, disappearing into the woodwork, I was on the bus to Vladimir with the group of students studying at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow in 1981. I sat next to Alan, the Middlebury group’s supervisor, who was also a British ex-pat, and talked to him about Westerners who voluntarily came to live in Russia. Tomorrow I am going to Vladimir again, 34 years later, to look at a house in the country I may be able to live in. This is the power of Knowledge.