Excerpt About Confusion
There’s no way not to be confused if you start with the word I. That’s the initial confusion. If you start with confusion, how is it possible not to be confused?
We got into this by talking about effort: how effortlessness is spontaneity and spontaneity means no reflection on yourself. The moment you reflect on yourself, there is no spontaneity. There is recognition, and then there is deliberation—thinking about what you are doing. The interesting thing is that most of the time we are actually like that, but not when we are thinking about ourselves. When you are reflecting on yourself, you are not being spontaneous.