Here’s one of the things that helps me lot – it’s all made up anyhow. It’s interpretation all the way down. So, I’ve got to own what’s there, as belonging to me, and then I don’t have to be at the effect of it, because it belongs to me, I’m the guy that made it up. I created that conversation for me to live, if I own it, make it my own, I can let it be. Now here’s the big secret; anything you can let be, let’s you be. So if I can let my own stupidity, and ignorance and smallness – if I can let it be, it let’s be me, and leaves me free to be and free to act.

~ Werner Erhard, Conversations on Compassion

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