Responsibility

The more advanced seeker has heard that there is no ‘out there’ or ‘in here’ and thus takes responsibility for all that happens. There is the dawning awareness that all which seems to occur really represents what is being held in what was previously considered as ‘within’.  Thus, the proclivity to project is undone.  The ‘innocent victim’ positionality, with all its spurious ‘innocence’, is unmasked.

Adversity is thus seen to be the result of what had been previously denied and repressed into the unconscious. By looking within, one finds the source of adversity where it can be addressed and corrected.

Beliefs are the determinant of what one experiences. There are no external ‘causes’. One discovers the secret payoffs that are obtained from unconscious secret projections. One’s underlying programs can be discovered by simply writing down one’s litany of grievances and woes and then merely turning them around into their opposites.

… Thus, if we take responsibility for being the author of our world, we come close to its source where we can correct it. By being loving towards others, we discover that we are surrounded by love and lovingness. When we unreservedly support life without expecting gain, life supports us in return. When we abandon gain as a motive, life responds with unexpected generosity. When we perceive in this way, the miraculous begins to appear in the life of every dedicated spiritual aspirant.

From I: Reality and Subjectivity, p. 21-22

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