Relationship to the Teaching
This 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.
Diamond Heart Book I, p. 193
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Making a correct relationship to the teaching will create the correct relationship to your Essence. And the beautiful thing is that if you do, you are being there. You are being what you’re looking for! So, even in giving to the Work, you are being given to. That is the situation, and this situation must eventually be understood and actualized.
Diamond Heart Book I, p. 196
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