We Do Not Know How To Read

 From In Search of the Miraculous   “A great deal can be found by reading. For instance, take yourself: you mightalready know a great deal if you knew how to read. I mean that, if you understood everything you have read in your life, you would already know...

Suffering

In the Work, we speak of suffering and intentional suffering. There is an important distinction. Unnecessary Suffering and Inescapable Suffering Unnecessary suffering is the suffering we inflict on ourselves because of our mechanicality—suffering we incur because of...

Effort and Super Effort

In normal life, we use the word “effort” to describe anything that demands energy from us to complete. This is mechanical effort.  We have the habit of making some efforts and the habit of avoiding others. But effort in The Work is different, or at least it should be...