isn't for the faint hearted. It's a life of distinction. It's an
ongoing willingness to continually step into the space of
who you really are
as opposed to who you think you are, who you're thrown to be, who you'd
like to be. It's not these distinctions that provide access to
who distinguishes, and
who you are.
By distinguishing who you aren't,
who you are
comes into play.
It's very beautiful. And it will drive you crazy if you try to figure
requires being willing to entertain the possibility that ultimately
there's nothing personal about
That's not what you learned in school. Being
to my self or to your self. It's being
who people really are.
Who you really are,
human being, has been around and has been turning out for
millennia. There's really nothing personal about it. It's nothing you
did. You didn't cause it. You inherited
simply by being born.
won't fix you nor will it make you a better person. You won't get more
dates because of it. It won't make you right or even believable. It
won't make things go easier.
And ... it may.
You and I have access to
directly through experience. That's where
shows up. You can't get it as a mind or as an
You can however, get it as the observer, as the observer of
distinguishing, as the distinguisher of distinctions, as the space in
which the distinguisher of distinctions shows up.
to this space is to stand for this space as a possibility for being for
human being not just for yourself (because it isn't personal) but for
all human beings. It's being
even when the possibility of being
is shot through with our addiction to lending
credence to our circumstances as the
of our lives and of the quality of our lives. It's being
as all that's required for full, whole, complete, inspired
I got that in my late teens. It became clear to me even way back then.
But it wasn't until many years later, much much later
listening to Werner Erhard speaking for the first time that I got the
vehicle for bringing forth
into the world, sharing
available to people is
I'm clear my own method - writing these
- is really just an approximation to the real thing which is live
spoken out loud conversations mano a mano,
face to face,
tête à tête
between real live human beings.
is brought forth, is spoken by
Sourcein the face
all stories to the contrary,
in the face
of all stories that human beings are their story. Even during
our chattering stories and our failing attempts to blame our stories
for our lives and for the quality of our lives,
is there - as the space, as the observer, as the distinguisher, as
the fulfilled enjoyer, as
Selfit's OK the way it is
because this is the way it is and it's never not the way it is. If
that's not clear, if you don't get it, try on this question Werner
poses: "How can the light be off when it's on?".