embracing heaven & earth by andrew cohen – tenet 2 of 5
Impressions by Jodi Hyde
Following the one-pointed intention of freedom comes the law of volitionality, the second tenet. Each tenet builds on the last & none (save maybe the last tenet) of the tenets represent the gentler poetic pieces I usually present. Take this on, only if you feel called to do so.
the second tenet: The Law of Volitionality
“The second tenet, The Law of Volitionality, is very challenging. It states that if we want to be free, then we have to be willing to assume absolute responsibility for everything that we do.
The reason that The Law of Volitionality is such a challenging teaching is that we live in a world where most of us are convinced that we couldn’t possibly be responsible for everything that we do. And the reason that we believe we couldn’t possibly be responsible for everything that we do is simply because we are convinced that we are victims – victims who are out of control….
Now the most difficult choice for us to make is the choice to be responsible for everything that we do. Most of us do not want to get anywhere near that kind of relationship to life. It’s just too big. It’s just too much. Only those individuals who have absolutely no doubt that they want to be free, enlightened human beings will be interested.”