Steps to KnowledgeThe Book of Inner Knowing

Step 104

God knows more about me than I do.

GOD DOES KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU THAN YOU DO. That must be obvious if you have considered yourself honestly. And yet, consider the implications of this. If God knows more about you than you do, then would not God’s evaluation be something that you would want to learn to investigate? Of course it would. And would not your evaluations of yourself be necessarily in error? In this alone you have sinned, for sin is only error. Error calls for correction, not condemnation. You would condemn yourself and think that God would then follow your example and render to you a greater condemnation. That is why people have made God in their image, and that is why you must unlearn what you have made, so that you may find what you know and so that your creations in this world may be for good and have lasting value.

GOD KNOWS MORE ABOUT YOU THAN YOU DO. Do not pretend you can create yourself, for you have already been created and that which has been genuinely created is far greater and happier than the life that you have realized thus far. It is your unhappiness that is bringing you to truth, for it is driving you to a genuine resolution. This, of course, is true.

ON THE HOUR REPEAT THIS STATEMENT and consider it seriously. As you do so, observe the world around you in order to attempt to learn of the meaning of today’s idea in the world. In your longer practice sessions in stillness, allow your mind to become quiet so that it may learn to enjoy its greatness. Give it this opportunity for freedom, and it will give freedom to you in return.

Practice 104: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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