Step Two Hundred and Sixty-Two
Citizen Five perhaps
Therefore, your condemnation of yourself is unfounded. It is based merely on assumptions. Remember this upon the hour and consider it in light of all the events this day, which will teach you the meaning of today’s lesson. In your two longer practice periods, once again engage your mind actively in attempting to comprehend the meaning of today’s lesson.
As you penetrate your own self-judgment, realize it is born of your fear and based upon assumption. If you realize you don’t know who you are and you are completely confused about this, then you will place yourself in a position to become a true student of Knowledge. You will put yourself in a position to learn all things rather than attempting to defend your assumptions. This represents your studenthood. Your function in life now is to be a student of Knowledge. Use your mind purposefully today. Use your mind objectively. Use your mind to realize what you do not know and all that you need to know. Use your mind to appreciate and to utilize the steps that are being given to you now for you to reclaim Knowledge in the world.
Practice 262: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I don’t think I have grasped the true meaning of this Step or what is required of me, I need to engage my mind more actively in it. For now though, I understand that I should not condemn myself for my shortcomings, for my stunted thinking, since this is my physical self and is only an idea I have of myself that is not born of Knowledge. It is not my True Self. So I can forgive myself for my follies since I am still learning the Way of Knowledge and am still working toward reclaiming Knowledge. I still have a long way to go.