I was somewhat confused and used Mark J’s Wk 12 to allow confusion as a convenience to rationalize not reading Scroll 3 on persistence. I’m back reading it now. What I learned is that the exercises are to become habits, not punishment. My fear of not doing them is dissipating. Being loyal to doing them is a beginning, but not primarily from loyalty or duty. It is meant to become a way of life like washing or shaving, in short, a habit. That may sound obvious, but in the course of making a good habit the old subby throws rationalizations to get me off track and it uses everything it can to keep a good habit from being formed.
On a different note, today calling my MM partner was the high point of my day–encouraging and supporting another fellow human being. Asking myself what I can contribute to another is the most satisfying feeling.