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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Take A Hold Of That

Valley Of The Moon, California, USA

September 1, 2018

"Now if you'll just take a hold of that, it will make you free."
quoted by his brother Nathan Rosenberg to Professor William Warren Bartley III, Werner's official biographer, in the account titled "The Prodigal Son Returns" in the chapter called "One Big Family" in part IV, "Completion", of "Werner Erhard: The Transformation of a Man - The Founding of est"
"Experienced experience disappears."
This essay, Take A Hold Of That, was conceived at the same time as I am indebted to Bruce Miller who inspired this conversation.

Listen carefully: at any moment in time, the perfect frame of mind for you to be in, is exactly the one you're in right now. It's not in stopping, changing, fixing, or altering it, which brings freedom. It's in being with it (it's critical to get the emphasis on being  with it) which brings freedom. Allow it. Experience it. Take a hold of it. Embrace it. That's what will make you free.

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