A Self-Blurring Distinction,
is the companion piece to
If you've been around Werner's work for a while, that is to say if
you've engaged in Conversations For Transformation for a while, you've
probably encountered and entertained (and given serious credence to)
one particular distinction from its rich body of distinctions: the
distinction which differentiates between the circumstances ie what
happens, and who you really are as the space in which what happens,
happens. It's a distinction like an experience really, not
like some intellectual cleverness.
And if you've stayed around Werner's work for a little longer, you may
have also discovered for yourself the wisdom of not restricting the
scope of this distinction, to Werner's work alone. In other words, you
may have discovered the wisdom of blurring the perimeter
of the domain of this distinction a bit. You may have discovered the
wisdom of differentiating between the circumstances ie what happens,
and who you really are as the space in which what happens happens, in
all avenues of your life, and not restrict the domain of
this particular distinction, to Werner's work.
Lately I've become aware of how arbitrary both domains for
this distinction are. It's not that there's a distinction in Werner's
work between the circumstances ie what happens, and who I really am as
the space in which what happens, happens. It's also not even that
there's a distinction in my life between the circumstances ie what
happens, and who I really am as the space in which what happens,
In becoming willing to blur the perimeter of the domain of this
distinction, I've let it open up and expand so that it now includes so
much more than merely Werner's work, and so much more than merely my
life. It's become a distinction which is applicable to Life itself. In
the totality of it all, it's all what happens, and it all
happens in the space of who I really am. This is where I can most
astutely leverage power for living. What happens ie whatever turns out,
turns out the way it turns out. It's been turning out the way it's
been turning out for millennia, over which I arguably have
very little say-so. Where I have say-so, is in the matter of who I'm
being as the space in which what happens happens ie as the space in
which it all turns out.
Now the question is: do we really blur this distinction?
Or does the distinction blur itself? I've looked closely
at it. What I've noticed is if I stand authentically in the space of
transformation long enough, then if I simply look and tell
the truth about what I see, it's that this distinction blurs itself ie
it's a Self-blurring distinction. This Self-blurring distinction
informs me the domain of "what's happening" isn't just Werner's work.
It's not just my life. And to say the domain of "what's happening" is
Life itself, may be superfluous, redundant. Rather, the domain of
"what's happening" is simply what's happening - period.
And that also just happens to be good Zen.