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You can only change the big by changing the small first

posted Sep 25, 2011, 10:44 AM by Jim Turner   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 7:30 AM ]

October 1, 2011

"What are the reasons people come to groups like this? What are the reasons you come to a group like this? If you put into it sort of mental test tube and analyze it - you come up with something rather interesting. Probably, if you're totally honest with yourself you have to admit that at least fifty percent is to be with friends. And, then perhaps, another twenty percent is that it's fun. You might laugh a little. That leaves thirty percent. Of the other thirty percent at least a good twenty to twenty five is that it makes you 'feel good'. Rather hard to break down what "feeling good" is. And, somewhere in that last maybe five percent is something to do with changing, with achieving something or with transforming yourself. And then, you can break that down into the motives for doing it. And, if you are left with one percent of what it is really all about you probably should be here.

But, in truth there are a lot of other places you could be. Where you could probably be having more fun, more laughs. You might even be achieving more in certain respects. It was said earlier in the evening that were running out of time. Think about that for a moment. What does that mean? One does not have to be grandiose or a great philosopher and seer to know that we're in trouble. All of us are in trouble. If you think in terms of the human race or you think in terms of Nations, it's too big an idea to grasp. To think about yourself being in trouble. What you do and how do you feel when you're in trouble? I don't want to go into all of the reasons we're in trouble. I think you know most of them. But there is more than just an ordinary sense of urgency to the need to do something about that trouble. And that something has to do, must have to do with change. And, you can change the big - Only by changing the small first..."

- Jack Stanley, Kabbalist


In October of 1978, a confluence of four lines of work - conducted by Pierre Elliot, Reshad Feild, Marat Yagan and Jack Stanley - occurred in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pierre Elliot's talk "Other Worlds" was from this meeting of ways. The following is the second of "four talks within a talk".

What are the Reasons People Come to Groups Like This?  -  by Jack Stanley

"You can only change the big by changing the small first!"

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