Conversations For Transformation: Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

Conversations For Transformation

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

And More


Everyone You've Known

Cayetano Creek, Coombsville Appellation, Napa Valley, California, USA

February 15, 2016



This essay, Everyone You've known, is the companion piece to It is also the sequel to Open To Everyone.



The world of transformation is the world of people, yes? Another term for the "world of people" is the "beingsphere". Transformation shows up in the beingsphere. It takes a certain personal commitment to transform the beingsphere. Yet there's really nothing personal about transformation itself. Living life transformed is living life out-here  in the world of people - and out-here in the world of people, is everyone you've known.

"Everyone you've known" includes everyone you know, and everyone you will know. Interimly it also includes everyone who's known you, everyone who knows you, and everyone who will know you, and it also includes you knowing yourself. Ultimately it includes everyone others have known, everyone others know, and everyone others will know. It's the entire spectrum of all human relationships.

If you tell the truth about it, you'll notice there are degrees of completion  you experience with everyone you've known. You're complete with some people. You aren't complete with others. And the Petri dish  in which transformation shows up ie the beingsphere, just works better when you're complete with everyone you've known.

When I first embarked at Werner's suggestion, on the project of getting complete with everyone I've known, it was clear the list of people I came up with, with whom I was incomplete, was a long, long list indeed. It was daunting - intimidating actually (even scary) - just looking at it. As a subset  of the list of everyone I've known in my entire life, the people with whom I was incomplete, were easier to recall than those with whom I was complete. I set out to get complete with each one of them.

For me, getting complete with everyone I've known, means getting myself to a space with each one of them where they can finally be OK with me ie where they can be perfect  just the way they are and  just the way they aren't. In some cases I looked forward to seeing them again and having this conversation with them face to face. In other cases, I either wasn't planning on seeing them again, or I couldn't track them down, or they'd passed away. What I soon realized against the background commitment to get complete with every one of them, was even if people with whom I'm incomplete, have passed away or can't be located or I wasn't planning on seeing them again, I can still get to that space with each one of them where they're perfect with me - just the way they are and just the way they aren't.

But it's more than simply being complete with everyone I've known, which was the alluring proposition in this project for me. It's more than the cleaner take  I get on my life and on Life itself when I get to that space where I can hold everyone I've known as perfect. It's much more than that. It's I've noticed it's almost impossible to really love another when I can't hold them as perfect just the way they are and just the way they aren't. It's also almost impossible for me to live even the slightest semblance of a transformed life when I can't generate (or when I'm unwilling to generate) being complete with each and every single person I've ever known. Really.

I'll stake it's one of the most powerful implements there is, with which to leverage your personal transformation: rather than bringing the light to bear on yourself and your personal business and issues, what works better is bringing the light to bear on the people in your life ie on everyone you've known, and getting complete with every one of them. I promise the results will be dramatic, far-reaching, and profound. Everyone you've known, really comprises the whole world of people out-here in the beingsphere. And it's out-here where transformation shows up. Listen: this is where transformation has always  shown up. Indeed, it's really the only place it can.



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