Page 240 from People of the Lie

Attitudes have a kind of inertia.  Once set in motion, they will keep going, even in the face of the evidence.  To change an attitude requires a considerable amount of work and suffering.  The process must begin either in an effortfully maintained posture of constant self-doubt and criticism or else in a painful acknowledgment that what we thought was right all along may not be right after all.  Then it proceeds into a state of confusion.  This state is quite uncomfortable; we no longer seem to know what is right or wrong or which way to go.  But it is a state of openness and therefore of learning and growing.  It is only from the quicksand of confusion that we are able to leap to the new and better vision.

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