from Letter Fourteen “The House With No Roof”


…“Can we humans ever hope to enhance our sense of appreciation? Perhaps it makes no difference now, since we’re doomed to extinction anyway.”

Hold on. Of course there is hope, especially now. That’s what I’m here for. It is not too late. To enhance appreciation in any situation, all you need do is ask. And you have asked.


To repeat, enhancing your appreciation, requires only that you desire it and ask for it. But this desire must be clear, crystal clear. You must know exactly what it is you are asking, and what you will become if the request is granted. You must set yourself on the path beyond ego. Your ego will not like this. It will fight you, in both overt and subtle ways. It will meet you head-on, and it will sneak up behind you and pull the rug out from under your feet. It will infuse itself into your subtlest reactions. It will enter any form you identify with, including those you call spiritual.


If you truly, clearly desire appreciation, however, you will persist. If you persist, you will open the door to mutation within your own body and soul. Here’s my advice: When ego engages you in the battle of Kurukshetra, do not fight back. Do not put resistance into the equation. Resistance, coming from you, is coming from the ego. It is a graphic sign that ego is still in control. The only way for you to proceed is through surrender; something the ego will never understand. It cannot follow you there. It cannot fight that. It has no weapons to fight against surrender…



Copyright Ⓒ 2009 by Robert Potter

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