Steps to KnowledgeThe Book of Inner Knowing

Step 327

I will be at peace today.

YOU CAN BE AT PEACE TODAY, even while you consider greater things in the world and beyond the world. You can be at peace today even while you meet the challenge of becoming a student of Knowledge and the challenge of observing your world with objectivity. How can you be so active and have such challenge and still be at peace? The answer is that Knowledge is with you. As you abide with Knowledge, feel Knowledge and carry Knowledge out into the world, within yourself you will be still, though on the outside you may be actively engaged. There is no contradiction between peace and movement, between inner stillness and outer engagement. Though the world is a difficult and frustrating place to be, it is a natural recipient of Knowledge. Its difficulties and its frustrations need not affect your internal state, which is becoming ever more unified and harmonious.

REMIND YOURSELF UPON THE HOUR to be at peace while you are in the world. Release all fear and anxiety and fortify your adherence to Knowledge as you do so. In your two deeper practice periods when you take refuge from the world, rekindle the fire of Knowledge and take comfort in its warm presence. Realize that within this fire all things that are imaginary and harmful are consumed. The fire of Knowledge will not burn you, but it will warm your soul. You can enter this fire without fear of pain or harm. It will purify and cleanse you, for it is the fire of love. Today be at peace, for today is a day of peace, and peace is given you to receive this day.

Practice 327: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.

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