Clarification of the Oft-Spoken Phrase


When one says, “It’s happening to me,” he is not doing this happening nor did he plan to do it. Yet he says, “This is happening to me, so I am helpless.” In the heart of hearts, he thinks that, “I am led to watch the forms, the people and their activities; but at the same time the initiative to do or to act belongs to me. Thus I am suddenly compelled to experience the happening.”