Steps to KnowledgeThe Book of Inner Knowing

Step 117

It is better to be simple than to be poor.

SIMPLICITY ALLOWS YOU TO GAIN ACCESS TO LIFE and to enjoy its beneficence in every moment. Complexity is a state of self disassociation which renders you incapable of enjoying life and perceiving your role within it. This is the source of all great poverty, for no worldly accomplishment and no worldly possession can banish the sense of isolation and destitution that accompanies such a disassociation.

THEREFORE, TODAY PRACTICE STILLNESS MORE DEEPLY than before so that you may experience the power of Knowledge that is with you. Allow yourself to be simple, for in simplicity all things may be given to you. If you are considering yourself to be complex, or your problems to be complex, it is because you are viewing yourself and your problems without Knowledge and are thus lost in your evaluations. Here you are confusing things of greater value with things of lesser value, things of greater priority with things of lesser priority. Truth must always bring simplicity, for simplicity brings resolution and right understanding and establishes peace and confidence in those who can receive it.

PRACTICE DEEPLY TODAY. Repeat today’s idea upon the hour, and in your two deep meditation practices, remind yourself that Knowledge is with you and then enter into stillness. Allow yourself to be simple and trust that Knowledge will guide you in all ways.

Practice 117: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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