Step Two Hundred and Eighty-Five
You are preparing to become a vehicle for Knowledge so that all things that you accomplish, great and small, unique and mundane, will express the presence of Knowledge. Therefore, your function in the world is not grand; it is simple. It is what is expressed through your activity that is important, for the simplest action done with Knowledge is a great teaching of Knowledge and will impress and affect all minds in the world.
Therefore, remind yourself upon the hour today of the importance of cultivating stillness and the immediate freedom from anxiety and conflict that it provides for you. Allow your deeper practice periods today to be times of true devotion, where you come to the altar of God to give yourself. This, in essence, is the true church. This is the true chapel. This is where prayer becomes real and where your mind, which is an expression of God’s Mind, in stillness, humility and openness, yields itself to its great source. In this, God blesses you and gives to you a gift to give to the world which is the result of your own development.
All this is transpired in stillness, for in stillness the transference of Knowledge can be completed. This is absolutely natural and totally beyond your comprehension. Therefore, you need not spend energy and time speculating about it, wondering about it or trying to comprehend its mechanism. This is not necessary. It is only required that you be a recipient of Knowledge. Do not stand apart and attempt to understand it.
Do not stand apart today but enter stillness, for this is God’s gift to you. In stillness the transference of Knowledge will be made. With this, you become a vehicle for Knowledge in the world.
Practice 285: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Now I am not sure where I got this from (and I was hesitant to share it, pondering over it for a couple of days). I decided I am not going to dwell on it, since it does not seem pertinent for today. I am concentrating more on “true communication begins to exist” and “the simplest action done with Knowledge is a great teaching of Knowledge and will impress and affect all minds in the world.”
I have a great desire for “true communication” and do believe that words are not always effective in communication, action often speaks louder than words, and communication occurs at a different level, a level deeper than thought, deeper than the surface mind, at a place where all minds are joined and in communion with each other, all minds that recognize Knowledge that is. This is what I understand to be the “true chapel” it talks about in this Step.