Being Cause-in-the-Matter

“Ultimately, being cause-in-the-matter is a context from which one chooses to live. Being cause-in-the-matter is not burden, fault, praise, blame, credit, shame or guilt—there is no evaluation of good or bad, right or wrong. There is simply what’s so, and your stand. Being cause-in-the-matter starts with the willingness to deal with a situation from the view of life that you are the generator of what you do, what you have and what you are.

That is not the truth. It is a place to stand.

No one can make you cause-in-the-matter, nor can you impose being cause-in-the-matter on another. It is a grace you give yourself—an empowering context that leaves you with a say in the matter of life.”

— Werner Erhard

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.