“You do not need to rationalize your existence, nor to justify the space you take up upon this earth, any more than a flower does. And you know how I feel about flowers! You would think it ridiculous for a flower to say, “Who am I that I should live? What should I do to justify my existence? I am a flower – what else can I do? How can I be a better flower? Should I open my petals higher, brighter? Should I try to look to the left or the right, or the north or the south? What should I do to justify my life?”
You have as much right to exist as a flower, or a spider, or a toad. When you think you have to justify your existence, you deny the life within you. You deny your being.
You are. You are here, and the flower isn’t. You have a conscious mind. You have a meaning and a purpose. When you take up habits of beliefs in which you tell yourself constantly, “I am no good; I do not know what I am here for; I do not know my purpose or my meaning,” the more you tell yourself these things, the less capable you are of seeing your own meaning or your beliefs. You close your self to yourself. You have been taking it for granted that you have no worth, that you did not like your parents, that you did not get along, and that there was no place for you.
Now just for the hell of it, play around with these ideas – you have nothing to lose! Tell yourself, instead, “I have a meaning. If a flower is important, then surely I am important. I have as much right to live as a spider. I am myself. There is a meeting ground with my parents.” That does not mean that you have to feel that you have to kiss them cheek to cheek. It means, however, that you will be able, hopefully, to see them through your beliefs, and that will enable them to see you through their beliefs – for you both wear blinders.
But the decision is a conscious one. If you believe that you cannot handle reality, that the goblins are after you, and that hallucinations are real, then you deny your own reality, with its beautiful consciousness, because of course you are able to handle physical reality. Tell yourself that you are. Accept the joyful responsibility of your being.
Now the primal cry is not one of hatred, or fear, or protest against life, or the rebuff of birth. It is, instead, the joyful acquiescence of new revival.” –Seth
Seth speaking in Jane Robert’s ESP class, October 3, 1972