John-Roger spells it out from the beginning of the seminar. “We as humans,” he says, “have a real strange phenomenon inside of us and it goes something like this: What I’ve got is bad. But I know what it is, and as bad as it is, if I give that up, what I get might be worse.” Such people don’t believe in enlightenment, J-R observes. “They don’t believe in lightening up. They believe in endarkment.”
“Let me say it another way,” he continues. “What is it that stops us from getting what we want? Why do we make that piece of paper, that car, that food, or that person more valuable then what we are going after? We could call it considerations. So what are your considerations?” Well, OK, what ARE your considerations?