Step Two Hundred and Two
Upon the hour consider the value of today’s idea. Look out into the world and consider yourself a witness to the Greater Community. Think of your world as one of many, many worlds that are in a similar stage of evolution. Do not torment your mind by attempting to give form to that which is beyond the range of your perception. Allow yourself to live in a great and mysterious universe that you are only now beginning to understand.
In your two deeper meditations, allow yourself to apply your mind actively in considering this idea. Try to look at your life from beyond a purely human perspective, for from a purely human perspective you will see only a human life, a human world and a human universe. You do not live in a human universe. You do not live in a human world. You do not live a purely human life. Understand that your humanity here is not denied but is given a greater inclusion in a greater life. Thus, your humanity becomes a source and a means of expression rather than a limitation that you impose upon yourself. Allow your deeper practice periods to become very active. Use your mind constructively. Use your mind objectively. Look at your ideas. Don’t simply be swayed by them. Look at your beliefs. Don’t simply follow or deny them. Learn this objectivity, and you will learn to see with Knowledge, for Knowledge looks on all things mental and physical with equanimity.
Practice 202: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
I hold onto this sentence today for it overrides all else. If everything that goes on in the world were done with this understanding, we might live in a very different world, a world of compassion and noble purpose.
Learning to be objective and not be swayed by ideas and beliefs that may or may not have a true foundation in life is very challenging, but a challenge worth rising to. Seeing without blinkers, hearing without condemnation, speaking without prejudice – these are all things I strive for today.
I accept that the Universe holds many different forms of life and intelligence, that this world is not the only world striving to evolve and find its true involvement as it emerges into the Greater Community. I accept that the universe is great and mysterious and beyond my current level of understanding. I am happy not to fathom it or give it specific form.