By Karlfried Graf Durckheim
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Only by means of a continuous single-minded effort can this process in the long run either bring about transformation or exclude all that stands in the way of such permeability. * With reg ard to the development of critical self-awareness , what element in it should we consider most im port ant to p r actis e ? It is the awakening of, the separating out and , as it w ere, the making arti cul ate a new sense that can smell out i nne r truth . Such work requires the d ev elopm e nt of a sensitivity which will enable us reliably to p erceiv e all devi atio ns from the true inner order.
Each moment is a summons cal ling us to recollect and prove ourselves. There is no activity, serving whatever external purpose, that does not contain an opportunity to dedicate ourselves more arde ntly to the search for truth. No matter what we are doing - w alki ng , standing or sitting, writ ing , speaking or being silent, attackin g something or defending ourselves, helping or serving others - whatever the task, it is possible to carry it o u t with a posture and an attitude that will more and more establish the c ontact with being.
The correct attitude necessary for the fulfilment of his life as a Person is one in which his conditioned body has become transparent - in ot he r words, m ade permeable for the revelation of his essen tial being. - * TH � 58 WAY 0 F T R A N H fl 0 R M A T I 0 N That w h ic h , above all else:, stands in the way of the realization of the p e rso n , is the fixed att i tu de - or crystallization - by means of which man attempts to establish his security and to � him self in the world . The ph ys i c al expression of such a fixation ia easily apparent in anyone whose ego is strivin g to attain security.