Step Three Hundred and Twenty-Seven
|"It looks as though God is painting in the sky" – Ursula (age 3).|
Remind yourself upon the hour to be at peace while you are in the world. Release all fear and anxiety and fortify your adherence to Knowledge as you do so. In your two deeper practice periods when you take refuge from the world, rekindle the fire of Knowledge and take comfort in its warm presence. Realize that within this fire all things that are imaginary and harmful are consumed. The fire of Knowledge will not burn you, but it will warm your soul. You can enter this fire without fear of pain or harm. It will purify and cleanse you, for it is the fire of love. Today be at peace, for today is a day of peace, and peace is given you to receive this day.
Practice 327: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I am beginning to experience that state of abiding with Knowledge and feeling Knowledge, which creates a feeling of peace inside, even though things may not be peaceful on the outside. I can still be a calm island in a raging sea. The outer turmoil of the world need not ruffle my inner stillness, I can be inwardly calm and outwardly engaged at the same time. This state of being is very potent, it serves me well as I go about my daily life. I like to be a peace.
“Its [the world’s] difficulties and its frustrations need not affect your internal state, which is becoming ever more unified and harmonious.”