Excerpt About Relationship to the Teaching
How We Need to Relate to the TeachingsThis means that your relationship to the teaching must be one of respect, consideration, love, appreciation, gratitude, and service, always, at all times, regardless of your particular momentary feelings and opinions, because that is the attitude you need to have toward your Essence. By learning and understanding your relationship to the teaching, you will be able to actualize the true relationship to your Essence, for the teaching is a true expression of Essence. It is expected that various manifestations of the Work – tasks, aims, regulations, whatever – will produce certain reactions in you. Whatever the reactions are, they are to be understood and not to be acted out, regardless of what the reactions are. Otherwise you are taking the side of your false personality against your Essence.