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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What Is, And The Story

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"There are only two things in the world: nothing, and semantics."  ... 
This essay, What Is, And The Story, is the companion piece to Letting Be.

I am indebted to Cathy Elliott who inspired this conversation.

Work in progress.

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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 is.

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 it.

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  Coming soon.   

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