Werner Erhard

A Quote by Werner Erhard on stand, love, mastery, mastery of love, possibility, opening, clearing, context, and relationships

Life is like a stand you take for someone or something - a stand you take FOR someone, towards someone, rather than it being an internal state which you represent with the word "love."  If that were true, if just that little bit were true, the distance between you and the mastery of love would be very short.  You and I could bring forth the phenomenon of love by virtue of a declaration, "I love you," where the declaration was a stand, a commitment and we could see that that was not some "thing" called love, but an opening, a possibility, a clearing in which our
experiences could show up as an expression of the declaration, of the stand, of the commitment, of the context.  If all that were really possible, then the distance between us and mastering love is pretty short.  You see, what shows up in a stand validates the stand.  If a doubt shows up in the space of something for which you stand, it shows up as an expression of the stand, that is to say it shows up for you as something to handle out of your stand, not as something contrary to that for which you stand.   So if love in our relationships was a clearing in which life became present, even what we ordinarily think of as a negative circumstance, in a clearing created by a declaration of love, where the declaration is something for which you stand, even a so-called negative circumstance does not show up in opposition to that for which you stand, but shows up as something to be handled within the stand.  

I know you're sitting there saying "gee i wish it were that easy" and I'm saying it might be something very close to that easy...just like that.   And I'm inviting you into this domain of possibility where you don't know the answers, where relationship and love exist like a question.   I know you think that love is a set of emotions and moods and thoughts and attitudes and outlooks and feelings. And I'm inviting you to consider the possibility that that simply is one interpretation not one with which you are stuck. that you do not need to live the rest of your life without love when you don't have that set of feelings which you have heretofore described as love. ...that it might be possible to bring love into your life, like a creation, like something for which you could be responsible, like something you could bring forth on your our own as a matter of declaration and as a matter of taking a stand. and that you could bring love into those circumstance in your life when the relationships are most difficult, most problematic.  And you could do it as a simple act of being where being is that for which you are willing to stand. and that the stand comes forth in a declaration and exists behind the declaration as a stand.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/stands-taking-stand-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on who am i, empty, meaningless, nothing, nothingness, and knowledge

Until you know that who you are is empty and meaningless, you don't know anything.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/who-am-i-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on god, happy, and happiness

If God told you exactly what it was you were to do, you would be happy doing it no matter what it was.   What you're doing is what God wants you to do. Be happy.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on rules, life, empty, meaningless, nothing, and nothingness

Rules About Life
1. Life has no rules
2.

Werner Erhard

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on god, happy, and happiness

If God told you exactly what it was you were to do, you would be happy doing it no matter what it was.   What you're doing is what God wants you to do. Be happy.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on expect, expectations, choose, choice, and choices

Life is a ripoff when you expect to get what you want.
Life works when you choose what you got.
Actually what you got is what you chose.
To move on, choose it.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on truth, reality, experience, understanding, and booby prize

Man keeps looking for a truth that fits his reality.
Given our reality, the truth doesn't fit.
If you experience it, it's the truth.
The same thing believed is a lie.
In life, understanding is the booby prize.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on happiness, love, communication, health, participation, self-expression, and responsibility

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Love is a function of communication.
Health is a function of participation.
Self Expression is a function of responsibility.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on werner erhard est landmark ok

If you could really accept that you weren't ok
you could stop proving you were ok.
If you could stop proving that you were ok
you could get that it was ok not to be ok.
If you could get that it was ok not to be ok
you could get that you were ok the way you are.
You're ok, get it?

Werner Erhard

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A Quote by Werner Erhard on commitment, service, coach, coaching, relationship, and relationships

My notion about service is actually that kind of relationship in which you have a commitment to the other person.  Now, I don't mean to the person's body or to the person's personality, or to the person's stomach, or the person's almost anything.  What I mean in fact is that for me what service is about is being committed to the other being.  To other person spiritually.  To who the other person is.  Now the problem with that is that, to the degree that you are in fact committed to the other person, you are only as valuable as the degree to which you can deal with the other person's stuff, their evidence, their manifestation, and that's what service is about.  Service is knowing who the other person is and being able to tolerate giving space to their garbage.  What most people do is to give to people's quality and deal with their garbage.  Actually, you should do it the other way around.  Deal with who they are and give space to their garbage.  Keep interacting with them as if they are God.  And every time you get garbage from them, give space to the garbage and go back and interact with them as if they were God.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/werner-erhard-quotes.htm

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