with people who haven't experienced it, comes with unique
challenges, the chief of which is to break away from our propensity
to both speak and listen for explanations. The
is the opportunity
at hand, experiencing transformation, can't be explained. Look:
no experience can be explained in a way that recreates
the experience. An explanation of an experience produces at best an
understanding of the experience, and an understanding of the
experience isn't the experience. Such is the challenge of
that it called for a special program, the
(Introduction Leaders Program)
to take on this mission. To me the
they don't preach to the choir (the choir already got it).
A simplified overview of what there is to get from you (maybe an
over-simplified one) is first, get who we really are
(distinct from who we believe we are, even from who we'd like to
be), and second, live coming from who we really are. That's
transformation, a new order of living, than living from who we
believe we are or who we'd like to be (both of whom are also OK).
Accomplishing the first challenge should be simple - and it's not.
People should recognize who they are in another (as in you,
But we don't (at least, many people don't). When I saw you being
that way like a
I got it instantly - and then immediately made a mistake that took
me years to realize and adjust for: I assumed everyone
also got it from seeing you
it. I was wrong: only those who have eyes to see it, can see it.
Imparting this experience in
requires lots of conversations, the purpose of which may be (that's
an in-my-opinion "may be") to close off the avoidance
escape route (which we keep open expressly for avoiding
- it's one of the things we're good at) until it becomes too plain
jaw-dropping obvious to miss. Truth be told, it was obvious in the
beginning when you
it for those who have eyes to see. We humans are crazy this way:
we're thrown to avoid the obvious. We enter caves, convents,
etc seeking for years what you make available under this plastic
chandelier in hours (or less). And what do we do with it? Why, we
do what humans do with it: we assume you'll con us. But hey!
humans are already conned. In fact, we're "You'll con us"
waiting to happen.