Dear Joseph, I hope you don't mind if I post this brief exhange to the
Thank you for your kind words. I will read your closing statement with care
and offer what I can. I do hope that my comments have not seemed too
critical. They have been written entirely in the spirit of trying to
understand and see more clearly. I do not think it matters that the
discussion has been a little chaotic. The fact that we are all talking
together is itself a monumental achievement and I am sure every one of us
has learned something through it. We have all learned something from others
and also perhaps become aware of the limits of our own understanding. I
believe very deeply that it is when we struggle at our own limits that real
work is being done and new insight is then possible. Somehow we all know
the complete unity of everything in the depths of our being, but the work is
to bring this to conscious perception and understanding.
With warmest wishes,
At 00:28 23/11/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Joseph: Your letter this evening struck a note, which you have
>sounded before, of gentleness, precision, and clarity, which I realized
>has been missing, amid all the excitment, from my own communications. This
>led me to consider the seminar as a whole, now that we are coming near the
>end, and to wonder whether I have succeeded in sharing my thoughts
>skillfully with these many sensitive, thoughtful people.
>so then I wrote the Author's Closing Statement, posted a few minutes ago,
>to try to fill in some of the areas of weakness I think I see in my
>handling of this seminar.
>So thank you, and I would be interested in your comments on this statement
>if you have time before we close on Sunday evening.