|I can be at peace in the world. Step 355|
Monday, December 21, 2015
x2 Step 355 - I can be at peace in the world. – Journal – Step 354
Today: Step 355 - I can be at peace in the world. (MP3)
IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE AT PEACE IN THE WORLD because you have brought the source of peace with you. You can be at peace in the world even though the world is a place of active engagement, a place of difficulty, a place of challenge and a place of necessary accomplishment because you carry peace within you and because of the fire of Knowledge. From Knowledge all meaningful thinking and activity emerge—all true inspiration, all important ideas and all great expressions. Yet, Knowledge is greater than its expressions, for it is a light unto the world.
YOU ARE AT PEACE IN THE WORLD because you are with the light of the world, and yet you are engaged in the world because you have come here to work. Only through participation by following each step can you realize that there is no contradiction between peace and work. There is no separation between stillness and activity. This you must fully experience, for it is a complete experience, and your capacity for this experience must be increasingly expanded. Your understanding and comprehension must be continually expanded. Your engagement in life must become increasingly harmonious and uniform. Your discernment regarding relationship must be increased and actually applied. All qualities that are associated with the cultivation of Knowledge must be elevated as well. This will make it possible for you to have peace in the world, for you were meant to have peace in the world. Peace in the world is an expression of your True Home in the world and in this you will find yourself.
PRACTICE 355: Read the lesson three times today.
From the journal: Step 354 - I must experience my True Home while I am in the world.
Wednesday, August 8, 2001
11:07 a.m. At work – thinking…
→ Regional – you can't just look at bigger – you must in fact be bigger – through the network.
9:37 p.m. Where am I? Physically…on the back porch preparing for practice #2 "I must experience my True Home while I am in the world".
I have had the stillness feeling of home – even before GC Wisdom. I talked to the guides through Christen in one session – I felt the feeling and described it as "Home". Home is where the heart is – my heart – anyone's spiritual heart is with them all the time – recognizing that as "Home" the link to the True Home/Ancient Home is even logical – Going to Stillness – which has many aspects – the flame of truth, the flame of Knowledge, all facets of heart/home/spirit.
So I can connect – then must be in the world – where that relationship is a challenge to project. The world can be and is very disappointing since we are so small in it and can want everything we see or imagine, or from that, just rational selection – that overwhelms.
To see that as the trend of the world, the movement to oneness – which is just a Step in itself…that is the thing to Know – we are somewhere in the middle of the story…
9:53 p.m. I Am at home in the world truly as Step 353 describes. It is with a quiet joy that I go to my practice of stillness.
Messy day – not shown, good practice. Let us continue.
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