To take full responsibility for ourselves is to discern the impact of our experience on all of life. The discovery of the truth about ourselves is not gained easily or cheaply. There is a price for growing up spiritually, & that is to discern clearly & take full responsiblity for our own internal & external world, particularly the aspects of our experience that we choose to leave just beneath consciousness. We must be willing to face illusions & limited ideas upon which we have hung our whole identity, to look at the many things within ourselves we would rather not see, to lose face & suffer the loss of our identities & dreams to whatever degree is required by the path…….Mariana Caplan
wow….heavy….a certain call to run away comes up with a directive such as this…a need to find the end of the line….no, not me….I just want to live a sweet & happy life….and yet….here we are….
You will see that in life you receive exactly what you give. Your life is the mirror of what you are. It is in your image…..The first requirement, the first condition, the first test for one who wishes to work on himself is to…see things in himself which he has never seen before, see them actually…And in order to see, he must learn to see; this is the first initiation of man into self-knowledge. But you will see that it is not easy. And it is not cheap. You must pay dearly…You must pay in advance. The more you are prepared to pay without economizing, without cheating, without any falsification, the more you will receive…….Jeanne de Salzmann