“By taking responsibility for the past,  I no longer am my past; now I have my past, and it does not have me.  My past is now my past.  It isn’t sticking into my present and my future.  Now I have the space to come from the Self, to generate my own experience, here and now.”

-Werner Erhard, from The Transformation of a Man, The Founding of est, by W.W. Bartley III.