Step Three Hundred and Forty-Four



Step 344. My Knowledge Is The Gift I Give Unto The World.

Knowledge is your gift to the world, but first you must become a vehicle for it to express itself. You must accept it, receive it, learn from it and give what it gives you to give. You must open yourself so that it may naturally shine upon the world through you. From your Knowledge will come everything—all meaningful activities, all important contributions, all important thoughts, all meaningful expressions of emotion and all motivation to reassure, to comfort, to love, to heal, to join and to liberate others. This simply means that the real you is finally expressing itself. This is your gift to the world.

Upon the hour remind yourself of this and feel the fire of Knowledge burning within you. Feel yourself as a vehicle for carrying Knowledge in the world. Be glad that you do not need to torment yourself by trying to figure out how you will give Knowledge, how Knowledge will give itself and what will happen as a result. You simply follow the steps. As you have seen thus far, the steps require that you develop your mental abilities and apply them appropriately. They require that you be mentally present. They require that you balance and harmonize your life. Even this far in your preparation, you are realizing that you know many things about your life that you have not yet accepted or implemented. Knowledge has been with you all along and even now in your beginning preparation, as you advance with others who are advancing with you, the power and the efficacy of Knowledge is becoming ever more real to you. This is your gift to the world.

In your two longer practice periods today, in stillness and receptivity, practice receiving the power of Knowledge so that it may grow within you and so that you may have a greater and greater experience of it as you venture out into the world. These longer practice periods are so vital for your preparation, for they increase your capacity, they increase your comprehension, they increase your experience and they make it ever easier for you to experience Knowledge while you are in the world. For your Knowledge is your gift to the world, and your Knowledge is your gift to yourself.

Practice 344: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.



Here you will find the entire book free for download http://stepstoknowledge.com/

Here you will find pointers for getting started if this is your first encounter with this practice: Taking the Steps to Knowledge.

May 31, 2014 Round One: “Even this far in your preparation, you are realizing that you know many things about your life that you have not yet accepted or implemented.”

Oh, this is so true! This is exactly what I was thinking this morning, even before I read this Step for the day. I did not realize this is what I was thinking until I read this just now, but it sums it up perfectly!
“These longer practice periods are so vital for your preparation, for they increase your capacity, they increase your comprehension, they increase your experience and they make it ever easier for you to experience Knowledge while you are in the world.” 

I am also appreciating this more and more. This is also so true. Something happens in my deeper meditation practices that is beyond normal comprehension, they stimulate something deep inside and bring it up to where I become more conscious and aware of it.

I am all for developing my mental abilities and applying them appropriately, being mentally present. The mind has a way of going, and I believe strengthening Knowledge is a good way to stop it from going (straying) too far.

I am becoming more fundamentally aware of the priceless gift that Knowledge is and wish to do all I can to be a vehicle for its expression in the world.



July 22. 2015 Round Two: “You simply follow the steps. As you have seen thus far, the steps require that you develop your mental abilities and apply them appropriately. They require that you be mentally present. They require that you balance and harmonize your life.”

This is what I am experiencing today. This is what I have been experiencing of late – this balance and harmony in my life, the ability to be mentally present, and also the knowing that I don’t have to torment myself with trying to figure out how I am to give Knowledge into the world. It will all happen naturally as I continue with my preparation and practice.
“Be glad that you do not need to torment yourself by trying to figure out how you will give Knowledge, how Knowledge will give itself and what will happen as a result.”
Sometimes I feel a certain anxiety or unease, like the kind Matt describes in his latest post called “Anxiety as a Harbinger of Integration.” It was a comfort to read what he wrote and the advice he gives: “But what if anxiety were a very legitimate and valid experience, in fact a harbinger of integration? And what if the freedom and the aliveness you are longing for will never be found in understanding, 'transforming,' or even 'healing' it, but by entering into relationship with it? By practicing kindness toward it? By daring to be intimate with it? By becoming curious about it, dropping underneath the very compelling narratives spinning around it, descending into the very alive, underlying energy of the body and its vast intelligence and creativity?

I will not fall victim to the anxiety that surrounds conjuring up some future scenario that may or may not happen, but meet this anxiety face to face and come to terms with it.

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