|Step 242 - My greatest gift to the world is my Knowledge.|
Sunday, August 30, 2015
x2 Step 242 - My greatest gift to the world is my Knowledge. – Journal – Step 241
Today: Step 242 - My greatest gift to the world is my Knowledge. (MP3)
THIS IS YOUR GREATEST GIFT. It is the gift that imbues all other giving and gives it meaning. This is the gift that gives value to all human expression, all human endeavor and all human invention that is intended to support the well-being of humanity in its evolution. Knowledge is not something that you can quantify and give, as if you put it into a package or delineate it with your ideas. It is a presence and a quality of life that is the very essence of life. It makes all giving and contribution meaningful.
THIS IS YOUR GREATEST GIFT, which you are now learning to receive. As you receive it, it will give itself naturally, for you cannot keep Knowledge for yourself. Once it emerges, it begins to express itself in all directions and specifically in certain directions and in certain involvements with certain people according to its design and Wisdom. Thus, if you receive Knowledge, it must be given. It will give itself, and you will want to give it because you possess wealth, and wealth can only be increased through giving. Thus, in essence, life is all about the giving of Knowledge. Wherever this giving cannot be accomplished, there is all manner of deception, disappointment and despair. But when giving is reactivated in these circumstances, these qualities of denial will be dispelled, and Knowledge will once again begin to express itself in very specific ways.
THEREFORE, UPON THE HOUR remind yourself of this great truth, and in your deeper meditations allow yourself to experience Knowledge. Allow yourself to receive it. Give yourself to this application of your mind and your body. In this, Knowledge will give itself, and you will be fulfilled because you have given life the greatest gift that can be given.
PRACTICE 242: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
Today is August 29, 2015. In my Outlook calendar I have an important anniversary noted: “Beginning Student of Knowledge since this day in 1998 – Reading Greater Community Spirituality – Started S2K later on June 27, 1999.” At some point, you might record similar dates in your life for annual celebration. Though I come quite a distance, a far greater journey lies ahead. In my years of study I’ve seen students come and go. Many had great commitment and desire to act, but over time, were never seen again. It does take persistence, as it proves to be difficult for others who seek, but are not open to this message.
From the journal: Step 241 - My anger is unjustified.
April 17, 2001
7:25 a.m. "My anger is unjustified". – Practice #1 those things I'm angry about in the true seed of communication within.
Anger with PDC/people there – is about failure to see the lack of investment
Anger in my life, is mostly about loss of opportunity. Failure to educate/be educated – understand.
11:45 a.m. Back from the Clark Co. Board presentation for River Rec. It is interesting – troubling – how disconnected things are. W/O regional events, there is no reason for regions to meet – get along – communicate on any common issues. From the ground level view of Route 340 – or any other terrestrial road – one can't see the whole or sub-whole.
5:36 p.m. Since about 2:30 p.m. I've been fatigued. Went to a Housing Action meaning @ Rural Development event Kernstown – dozed throughout the meeting. Sheetz coffee & Mounds bars & rock music that back to the office and to 5 p.m., but the walk home slow. Cindy upset; I have no energy to walk I felt this way before. There's no fever. No that sickness… just painfully slow.
The Step today: "My anger is unjustified". It is oozing anger? Last year I’d not yet reached the change.
Practice #2 –
Right now I'm angry that I have lots to do and that my energy is gone – my body wants silence and the exercise is active. It felt like I and Cindy should quit our jobs, live on the money we have till that's gone and then kill each other – get out of here.
That is the escape thinking with tired mind. I sense Stephen K… is disappointed at the PDC work… it is not what he expected.
I'm not angry at my car, house, room, lawn, skills, talent, health, family – I'm angry about my treatment in the past year at work… but there was no way to win.
11:17 p.m. Where am I? Devoid of anger? In full understanding of its purpose? Still sorting myself out? Still rather watch TV to do my work?
LTWK – p. 8 – It is all about building character: becoming strong & determined, patient & observant. It is at the level of the personal mind.
What anger? When you’ve been brought up in a fighting household and you’ve lived in the fictional and news reported violence of the U.S., anger has many implements. Just being given an antidote tool does not eliminate the problem. Use needs to be learned – experienced. Let us continue.
Note: If you’ve some interest due to this or other Steps, you should go to the beginning blog post. From here you will learn about Steps to Knowledge and can begin it on the day that makes sense; then progress as needed. You can use the posts on this blog as a companion if it helps. They will remain in order in the archives - one post per Step.
Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts here provide a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys. There are options as well through the Free School of the New Message.