You must love yourself to become a student of Knowledge and continually love yourself to proceed. There is no other obstacle to learning but this.Without love there is fear, for nothing else can replace love. But love has not been replaced, and true assistance is available to you.
In your two meditation practices today, attempt to feel the presence of that true assistance. In stillness and in silence, feel this within your life and around you. These meditation practices will begin to open a greater sensitivity within you, a whole new sense. You will begin to discern things that are present, even though you cannot see them. You will be able to respond to ideas and information, even though you cannot hear the source of the message yet. This is the actual process in creative thinking, for people receive ideas; they do not create them.You are part of a greater life. Your personal life is the vehicle for its expression. Your individuality, then, becomes more highly cultivated and more joyful, a prison no longer for you, but the form of your joyful expression.
True assistance is available to you. Practice this day feeling its abiding presence in your life.
From Step 48, Steps to Knowledge