Exercises - Versus "I"
Excerpt from Tampa Workshop 11/13/85*
(*Audience participation is in parentheses--notations in brackets have been added for clarification )
[We join the workshop as a person in the audience asks a question]
(A question that comes up very often is about I. When you express it in the "fourth way man", like a man who does what he wants to do, there seems to be a difficulty in understanding. It's personalized.)
So you want to know the I of the integrated man--how does it work.
(What is it and how does it work?)
Ok, it said it does what it wants to, but it doesn't mean--well it's going to do what it wants to--like a lot of people do what they "want to do" which they think will gain the four dual basic urges.
We were just talking about what the "integrated person" would do. An "integrated person" would be being what to him or her was being a good guest. How you might express being a good guest, and how the lady would express being a good guest, and how I would express being a good guest--all may be a wee bit different, but we'd all have the same fundamental purpose.
We said that it had "three facets".
1. That I would be considerate of all the other guests, the estate and the Host.
2. That I would be as harmless as I could be--consciously harmless.
3. That I would make some little contribution to the party, not because I felt obligated to or felt that I "should do" it. It is a way of saying "thank you" for having been invited to this big party and "initiation" which was put on just for me. Would that help what that I means that says it does whatever it "wants to do."
That's what it would want to do if it's and enlightened I.
Now an "I" that is "unenlightened" would be wanting to gain more, better and different in about every direction, right? That help with the difference between I and "I"?