Step Three Hundred and Forty-Seven
Douglas said he thought of a rose in the context of this Step,
and I just happened to take this picture in my garden the other day.
Upon the hour remind yourself to observe your life unfolding. Within your deeper meditation practices, in stillness and receptivity, observe your inner life unfolding. Observe your outer life and inner life unfolding together as they must. Here you will feel the movement of your life. Here you will know that your life is being guided and directed. Here you will know that all things that you truly value and hold most dear and everything that we have indicated in our preparation thus far are coming into being. Here you allow certain things to fall away and certain things to emerge. Here you govern the part of your life which is yours to govern, which is your thinking and behavior. Here you allow that part of your life which you cannot govern, which is your purpose, meaning and direction, to naturally emerge and express itself. Here you bear witness to your life, which this day is emerging and unfolding.
Practice 347: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I so appreciate this today, as usual it is spot on. And indeed all that I truly value and hold most dear and all that is indicated in this preparation are coming into being. I can govern my thinking and behavior, but I cannot govern my purpose, meaning and direction, that will only emerge and express itself naturally in the due course of time.
My life is unfolding perfectly, just as it should. I affirm this today.