Steps to KnowledgeThe Book of Inner Knowing

Step 167

With Knowledge I am free in the world.

WITH KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE FREE IN THE WORLD. You are free to join. You are free to leave. You are free to make agreements. You are free to complete and change agreements. You are free to surrender yourself. You are free to extricate yourself. In Knowledge you are free.

IN ORDER FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND THE TRUE MEANING of this and to realize its immediate value to you in your current circumstances, you must understand that you cannot use Knowledge to fulfill yourself. That must be a tacit understanding. Never lose sight of this, for if you think you are using Knowledge to fulfill yourself, you will misinterpret Knowledge and will not experience it. You will merely attempt to fortify your illusions and your attempts at escape. This can only darken the clouds that are now cast over you. This can only disappoint you as a form of temporary stimulation and compound your sense of isolation and misery.

IN KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE FREE. There is no restraint now, for Knowledge will merely give you where you are intended to be given and express itself through you where it is intended to be expressed. This will free you from all inappropriate involvements and engagements and will lead you to those individuals who are waiting for you. This will lead you to those circumstances that are for your greatest benefit and for the benefit of others who are involved. Here Knowledge is the guide. Here you are the recipient. Here you are the contributor. There is no greater freedom than this, for in this you are free.

REMIND YOURSELF OF THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR, and in your two deeper meditation practices, once again enter into stillness and silence. Once again allow your mind to be quiet, for in this you are free. Prepare yourself for your practices by repeating the idea and dedicating yourself to your practice. Without your domination, your mind will be free and will experience its own depth in Knowledge.

Practice 167: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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