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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Keep Sharing

Graton, California, USA

November 18, 2011



Early on: "If you keep saying it the way it really is, eventually your word is law in the universe."  ... 
Later on: "Keep sharing."  ... 


For the rich body of distinctions  which is transformation, I would be hard pressed to come up with a grading  system which grades distinctions by import and / or by impact. I'm not even sure such a grading system would have any usefulness or value. And even if it did, my grading system and the grades I assign to each distinction may or may not  match yours (in all likelihood, they won't), being there are as many entry points into the world of transformation as there are people on the planet.

But let's say I did. Let's say for the purpose of this conversation, I came up with a grading system which graded distinctions by import and / or by impact. There are two distinctions which would top my list, the second of which is what this essay focuses on.

They are (in order):

 1)  I am the source of my life.
 2)  My language generates  my life, rather than merely (and trivially, really) talks about  my life and about whatever happens in  my life.

From where, then, do I acquire the practice and the skill required for generating my life with my language? Notice talking about  our lives and talking about whatever happens in our lives, doesn't require any particular practice or skill (or art, if you will). For the most part, if we tell the truth about it, we've got that pretty much on automatic. It's once I'm on to  the possibility of generating my life with my language (an entirely new form of expression - an entirely new art form, in fact) when a completely new set of practices and skills comes into play.
Werner Erhard alerted us to this possibility early on with "If you keep saying it the way it really is, eventually your word is law in the universe", then later on when I requested his coaching to develop this practice and skill further, minimalistically responded "Keep sharing.".

There aren't any reliable how to's  for this sort of thing. And if there were, their value would be minor at best when stacked up against learning it by experiencing it directly. You can't get it from a book. At best, you take it out on the track for a spin to discover how it handles. You try it out. That's how you learn it. Keep sharing. That's how you develop the muscle. That's how (if, indeed, it can be said this way) you get good at it.

Somewhere along the way I erroneously learned (and it's not important how  or even when  along the way I erroneously learned, but somewhere along the way I erroneously learned)  that discipline and technique are required for me to be who I really am. Actually nothing  is required for me to be who I am. I already  am who I am. Indeed I already am "I am!"  (as Werner Erhard may have said).

I generate my life with my language. I share  my life with my language. No special skills are required to live this way, given who I am is already constituted  in language. So the only practice  required to generate my life with my language entails generating my life with my language, then generating my life with my language a little longer, and then generating my life with my language some more, over and over and over on and on, continually generating the process.

That's how you know me. That's how you know who I am. You know me by virtue of I keep sharing on and on, generating the process, generating the entire  process called my life.



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