Cutting free. Berlin 2011
Excerpt from the retreat “Cutting free without losing anything” held in Berlin, 7-8 May 2011
Transcribed by Jo Féat and Revised by James Low.
Read the excerpt:
“The third demon we need to cut is that of exaltation and excitement. It refers to the excited exhilarating relationship that we encourage towards our own experience.”
“Why would we want to cut something as exciting as this? Because the intoxication hides what is actually happening. Desire for one special thing blinds us to everything else. The object of excitement becomes foreground and everything else becomes invisible. If excited arousal becomes the identifying sign that life is good then most life situations will not be satisfying.”