Excerpt About Will
False WillThe usual use of will is actually a contraction in the body. It is a hard place in us, which we use as a stepping-stone for action. When people say they have their will, they are referring to a certain hardness in the body, from which they feel they can act; they can spring out and feel supported in their action; or they feel they have something under their feet, and that they won't fall. But if you look closely at that hardness, that stepping-stone, you can identify it as a tension in the body. You might feel that you can't live your life without that tension; you have learned to contract certain parts of you, near your heart, to make a little hardness, and from that little hardness you feel you can act. You feel if that hardness is not there, you will be completely empty, and will just fall, unable to do anything. But what the contraction actually does, ultimately, is close your heart. It closes the love, the joy, and the satisfaction. Using false will always goes against the heart.