Step Two Hundred and Fifty-Five
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Step 255. The Errors Of This World Will Not Dissuade Me.
Now you are learning to value Knowledge. You are learning to practice Knowledge. You are learning to recognize Knowledge. And you are learning to serve Knowledge. This is the demonstration that you require. Do not let the confusion of the world dissuade you, for it reminds you of your great need. How can the errors of the world dissuade you when they should encourage you? Correctly seen, they will only prompt you to give yourself more fully to your preparation now. This preparation in which you are engaged holds the promise of activating Knowledge in you. You need only follow its steps.
You will not find refuge in the world. You have already attempted this, and it has failed you again and again, as it will fail you again and again if you pursue it any further. It is you who must give to the world because it is you who have Knowledge.
Therefore, receive Knowledge this day in your hourly practices and in your deeper practice periods. Do not let the errors of the world dissuade you. Let the errors of the world prompt you and inspire you towards Knowledge, for this is part of the gift of the world to you. The other part of the gift of the world is to be the arena where you allow Knowledge to contribute itself through you. Here the world is blessed and you are blessed. Then, you will be grateful for the errors of the world and for the accomplishments of the world, for one stimulates Knowledge and the other fulfills Knowledge. Therefore, this day learn to think correctly so that your mind may be a useful servant to Knowledge and so that all aspects of yourself may be honored.
Practice 255: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
But what do they have to offer in return? Most of the world’s thinking is based on error, so why should I feed into this? I do not want to be dissuaded by the confusion of the world. If the world is confused, why should I be? I do not need to be confused, just because most everyone else is. I can stand on my own truth. I have Knowledge, this is true for me, this is the true core of my being. I have found Knowledge, so “It is you who must give to the world because it is you who have Knowledge.” The fact that others may not be in a place to accept this should not dissuade me.