Excerpt About Repression
In our Work, we do many explorations to help you understand your childhood, and how your childhood has determined who you are. This helps the world of the personality—the appearance of things—to loosen up a little, so you are not so controlled by it. You are more relaxed. The less repression you have to hold on to, the easier it is for you to just be, to let go. When you can do what you are doing in a relaxed way, it is possible to just be. When you can just be, then it is possible to see the reality of things. The world of appearance has a certain pattern or flavor for each of us. If you look at yourself over the span of your whole lifetime, you realize that although there have been changes, there are things that do not change. Certain patterns in the way you do things are always repeated; the same kinds of thoughts and preferences persist. You live in a certain groove, determined by your history, and that groove—your personal groove—does not change until its basis is gone. Its basis is the belief that appearance is reality. This belief is the ultimate basis of the existence of the personality and all its problems.