Step Two Hundred and Ninety-Two
You have come into the world to learn and to unlearn. You have come into the world to recognize what is real and what is not. You have come into the world to be a contributor to the world, a contributor who has been sent from beyond the world to serve here. This is the real nature of your presence here, and though it may seem to conflict with your evaluation of yourself, it is true nonetheless and will be true regardless of your point of view, regardless of your own ideals and beliefs and regardless of whatever pursuits you may set for yourself. The truth awaits you and waits for you to be ready to value it.
Upon the hour remember today’s idea and see its application everywhere as you look about at the world. In your two deeper practices once again bring to mind every person that you feel has erred against you, and once again attempt to understand their contribution to you in bringing you to Knowledge, in teaching you to value Knowledge and in teaching you to realize that there is no hope beyond Knowledge. There is no hope without Knowledge. Today’s idea will engender love and gratitude towards the world and will strengthen this point of view, which will be necessary for you to have to look upon the world with certainty, love and Knowledge.
Practice 292: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
"The truth awaits you and waits for you to be ready to value it."I feel as though I am ready for this, ready to value the truth.
“Today’s idea will engender love and gratitude towards the world and will strengthen this point of view, which will be necessary for you to have to look upon the world with certainty, love and Knowledge.”
P.S. I just read the latest post in my favorite blog by Matt Licata. It ends with "For there are billions of beings in billions of stars who will never have the opportunity that you have right now."
When I think in these terms how can I possibly be angry with the world? I am so profoundly blessed to be here.