Monthly Archives: May 2014

by authentic about yout inauthenticity

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“We human beings, we’re kind of wired to be admired. We want to look good. We want people to think well of us. And so we try to be authentic. We try to be real with each other because one of the things that everybody knows is admired by others, is if you’re authentic – if you’re kind of a phony, you know nobody’s going to admire you. So we want to be authentic. The beginning of all authenticity is to be authentic about your inauthenticity. And that’s how you start to get an honest view of yourself”

— Werner Erhard

This is it

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“I’m talking about accepting the condition of suffering. I’m talking about confronting the condition of suffering and allowing it and accepting it. In allowing it and accepting it and embracing it, one transcends it, but you can’t do that in order to transcend it. You have to deal with it honestly and as it is—you accept that this is the way life is. It’s interesting because the source of suffering is the notion that this is not the way life is. Suffering is a function of the notion that “this is not it.” And when you accept that life cannot work out of the notion that this is not it, you begin to create the space for yourself that this is it, and when you realize that this is it, there is no suffering. Not that there is no suffering, it’s that suffering has been transformed. It’s no longer operating you. The suffering is a function of the notion that this isn’t it. Suffering is transformed, or transmuted, out of the realization that this is it.”

— Werner Erhard (Excerpt from This Is It – New Sun Magazine By Eliezer Sobel, December 1978)

Free ourselves from this Prison

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

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