Marty: The Scientology ‘Why’ Trap
Excerpt:“We’re in a society that is so psychology-ridden that it’s almost hobbled with ‘why did I do that and this and that?’ Although psychology has a powerful cleansing function, like any method it can become a trap, and it’s trapped many of us in the West. But the more we act from the heart, from that deep intuitional space, the less the spinning of the mind will interfere. The more awareness with which we do something, the more heart we act on, the more that self-acceptance will allow us to trust those acts.”
- from A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
That is a very apt and insightful statement that, while not attempting to, precisely describes what might most be wrong with Scientology. I have in the past noted the ingrained proclivity in Scientologists to practice excessive judgmentalism on others. For example, see Sitting In Judgment. .
Perhaps the ‘why’ trap of the Scientology pop psychology scheme will be more apparent by viewing it on flow 0 – that is, what one does to oneself. Please take a moment to review this. Have you been saddled with the habit of asking yourself, or possibly seeking the answer from your auditor or the organization or even Ron, ‘why did I do that and this and that?’ A valid target of psychology or psychotherapy, but as noted by Levine, up to a point.