Step Three Hundred and Forty-Two

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Step 342. I Am A Student Of Knowledge Today.

Today you are a student of Knowledge. You are following your preparation step by step. You are learning to be unburdened of your own judgment and anxiety. You are learning to be confirmed by the presence of Knowledge within you and by the presence of love within your life. You are learning to honor yourself and learning to appreciate your world. You are learning to recognize your responsibility and learning to recognize the world’s need for this responsibility to be carried forth. You are learning to be still within and meaningfully engaged without. You are learning to receive. You are learning to give. You are learning to recognize that your life is being redeemed.

Be a student of Knowledge today and carry forth today’s directions as completely and as explicitly as you can. Remind yourself upon the hour that you are a student of Knowledge and take a moment upon each hour to think what this means, particularly in your current circumstances. In your deeper practice periods, actively engage your mind in considering what a student of Knowledge is. Recall what you have been taught thus far. Recognize what is being reinforced step by step and what you are being encouraged to relinquish. Your two practice periods are periods of active mental engagement where you look at today’s idea and attempt to see its meaning in terms of your life. When you think, think constructively, for all thinking must be constructive. When thinking isn’t necessary, Knowledge will carry you forth. In the world you must have Knowledge, and you must learn to think constructively because you are a student of Knowledge. Today be a student of Knowledge and you will honor that which guides you, that which leads you and that which blesses you. You will represent Knowledge, for you are a student of Knowledge.

Practice 342: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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May 29, 2014 Round One: So many things to learn and I am happy that Steps reminds me of my studenthood and of my responsibility to practice. Most important for me today is recognizing that I am learning to unburden myself of my own judgment and anxiety. This is truly happening for me. I am less certain about my ability to think constructively though. I still allow my mind to drift into the muddy waters of the past where things are not clear and understanding becomes bogged down in old negative thinking patterns. I am here to learn, however, ready to cast aside what doesn’t work any more and embrace a new way of being and operating in the world.
“Recognize what is being reinforced step by step and what you are being encouraged to relinquish.”
This is becoming clearer as I continue my reclamation of Knowledge.

July 21, 2015 Round Two: I am indeed learning all these things, all the wonderful, important things that this Step lists for me to learn. It is hard to explain, but I feel as though I am relinquishing control, while sitting firmer in the saddle and taking tighter grip of the reins. I feel steadier, more grounded, but less willing to orchestrate things. I feel rock-steady in my confidence that life is unfolding as it is supposed to. I am not in charge, but I have a firm hold on the oars and am confidently riding the rapids.


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