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

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Our Say So

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Cowboy Cottage, East Napa, California, USA

August 12, 2017

This essay, Our Say So (working title), was written at the same time as Teasing Out The Truth (working title).

I am indebted to Barbara Foerder who inspired this conversation.

Work in progress.

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I have a secret to tell. I'll let you in on it. It's this:

This entire time we have with each other on the planet, and everything that happens for us and is possible for us during this time, is whatever we say it is. We're convinced it "is" this way. We're convinced it "is" that way. We're convinced that the way we believe it "is", is the truth.

Consider this: we're profoundly mistaken. Consider the way it is, is only whatever we say it is. I say "This is a great sweater for me.". So it is. I say "This isn't a great sweater for me.". So it isn't. What we say, is the final arbiter of our experience. That much may be obvious. What may not be so obvious is what we say, may be the source  of our experience too.

That's my secret. And notice this: I'm not saying that what I just said, is the truth for anyone else - unless they say it is.

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  Coming soon.   

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