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

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Getting Over The Block To Sharing

Over Which You Will Never Get

Carson City, Nevada, USA

July 25, 2002



When you share your transformation with people, you may not get any immediate response at all.

Because we are human, it is quite normal to discontinue doing anything that does not produce immediate goodies in our lives.

But you don't share transformation in order to get goodies. You share transformation in order to share transformation.

The hardest training that I have ever imposed on myself is the training to share and share and then share transformation some more without expecting responses or feedback or reciprocal participation.

Back in the days when I first shared transformation and expected responses and feedback and reciprocal participation, I wasn't only diminished whenever I didn't get responses or feedback or reciprocal participation, but the quality of my sharing was half assed. It was as if I was sharing with the already expected responses and feedback and reciprocal participation in mind. And when they never came (or came less that I expected), I was diminished and disempowered.

When I took the stand that I would share transformation in order to share transformation, and not in order to get any particular responses or feedback or reciprocal participation, then the power and quality and effectiveness of my sharing increased dramatically.

Paradoxically, so did the responses and feedback and reciprocal participation I get.



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