What Is, And The Story,
is the companion piece to
I am indebted to Cathy Elliott who inspired this conversation.
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It's a pivotal, essential distinction of transformation.
That assertion may or may not translate to it's a pivotal, essential
experience of transformation: there's what is ie there's
what's so ... and then there's whatever we made
up about what's so ie there's our story about what is.
Simple, Elegant. Succinct. Terse.
It's almost a classic defintion of being un-transformed to say
it's being unable to discern the difference between what is, and the
story about what is. To the untransformed mind, our story doesn't occur
for us as something we made up: it occurs for us as the truth. In other
words, to the untransformed mind, our story about what is, is what
In terms of the way we ordinarily live our lives defined by blame,
shame, (mis)interpretation, and guilt, living that distinction /
experience is playing in the major leagues. And it's not that
you have to be a better person to live it ie to take it on
and to be responsible for it: it's you have to bring about a
contextual shift in the way the world occurs for you, in
order to live it ie in order to take it on and to be responsible for