Step Two Hundred and Twenty-Seven
Remind yourself upon the hour today not to think that you know. Thinking that you know is only a form of substitution. You either know or you don’t know. Your thinking here merely supports or denies that which you know. But thinking you know is thinking without Knowledge, which is always mindless and engenders confusion and self-doubt.
In your deeper practice periods today, do not be deceived by thinking that you know. Once again return to the pure experience of Knowledge itself. In stillness and in peace, totally give yourself to your practice today. Knowledge is an experience. It will engender its own ideas. It will stimulate and support those forms of behavior and those forms of self-application which are truly supportive of your true nature. Do not be content with things you think you know, for this is merely another form of denial which will leave you impoverished once again.
Practice 227: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I feel I am beginning to make the distinction between the true and the false though. The false is transient and does not “stick,” whereas the true has a way of remaining, never failing, always being there if I am aware enough to see it. So now I am going to be wary of what I think I know and try to always tap into what I do indeed know and stay with it, and not be swayed by what others may think, say, or do.