Step One Hundred and Fifty-Six
For this you must extend your faith and your trust that Knowledge will provide for you. This in time will allow you to receive the gift of Knowledge which will dispel all doubt and confusion. You must prepare for this experience. In this, you must extend your faith and trust. Be confident this day. Recognize those things that require your attention, even if they be of a mundane nature, and attend to them well, for Knowledge is not seeking to take you out of the world but to bring you into the world, for you have come here to give.
Fortify your understanding of today’s idea by repeating it upon the hour and giving it a moment of true consideration. Fortify your practice today by utilizing it in your deeper practices where you enter stillness and silence. You can only enter stillness and silence if you are without concern for yourself. Thus, your commitment to give yourself to your practice is an affirmation of the safety and the certainty that abide with you.
Practice 156: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I am encouraged to discover that my self-concern is much less than in the past. This leads me to think that I am overcoming my negative imagination and correcting errors that continue to cloud my mind and evoke self-blame and feelings of failure. I am learning not to be concerned about myself today and making progress.
P.S. As the 2017 Steps Vigil continues today (Monday, June 5, 2017) and I am being prompted to transcribe what Marshall shares, I resonate with what I wrote here in my journal. I feel my time and energy are being well spent here.