Step Two Hundred and Thirty-Six
With Knowledge you will know what to do, and your certainty will far exceed all of the pretenses you have made about certainty thus far. Self-doubt may continue in the face of Knowledge, but Knowledge is so much greater because your whole being will be engaged in the activity. Only the littleness of your self-doubt, born of your own false beliefs, can argue against it. Yet, its arguments are pathetic and pitiful and lack depth and conviction.
Knowledge will move within you at certain times, for in stillness it observes all things until it is ready to act, and when it acts, it acts! Thus it is that you will learn with Knowledge to be at peace in the world, and yet when you act, you will act with true efficacy and with great result. In this way, you may be a person of action and contemplation all at once, for your contemplation will be deep and meaningful, and your action will be deep and meaningful as well.
With Knowledge you will know what to do. Do not think that you know what to do unless you are with Knowledge and Knowledge is indicating for you to do something with great power. Do not make small attempts at resolving your problems, for without Knowledge your attempts will be meaningless and will compound your frustration.
Upon the hour repeat today’s idea and consider it. In the depth of your longer practices, utilize the skills that you have cultivated thus far to engage yourself with stillness. If Knowledge is still, you may be still as well. Thus, when Knowledge stimulates action, you will be able to act, and in so doing, the resolution that you bring will be greater than anything you could conceive of.
Practice 236: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
For me, this Step surely is a call to action. I wish to act with "true efficacy and great result," I wish to be a person of action and contemplation all at once—allowing my contemplation to bring forth ideas and thoughts I can then act upon, know to act upon. I am becoming more and more aware of the times when Knowledge is still, not motivating me to do anything, followed by times when Knowledge stimulates action. I wish to always be with the power and presence of Knowledge so that I can act with great result when Knowledge calls this forth.