Butterflies Are Free To Fly
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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“I know why you’re here, Neo. I know what you’ve been doing. I know why you
hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night you sit at your computer.
You’re looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing; and when
he found me, he told me I wasn’t really looking for him. I was looking for an answer. It’s
the question that drives us, Neo. It’s the question that brought you here.”
- Trinity, from The Matrix
PREFACE TO PART THREE
Robert Scheinfeld says when you move into the second half of the Human Game
(which he calls “Phase 2”), there’s no point any more to ask “Why;” and there are some
good reasons for that. You can’t think your way out of this Game; it isn’t a matter of
understanding, but of feeling; asking “why” can often be a diversion, a distraction from
doing the Process itself; and the answer to “why” really doesn’t matter and won’t change
It’s true that once inside your cocoon, there really is only one answer to the question
“Why?”: Because your Infinite I has created it that way for you as a gift.
On the other hand, we seem to be very curious as Players, and “why” can be
something that excites and interests us. Nothing “wrong” with that.
Besides, since you’ve gotten this far in the book, you’re well aware we’re talking
about a new and very radical approach to life, one that is often the opposite of everything
we were taught while in the movie theater. So, for me, it’s totally understandable and
very legitimate to ask various questions, to better understand how this new model works,
to be clear about how it is different from anything else you’ve ever encountered, and to
more easily let go of previous false knowledge by seeing there are new and viable
alternative ways to answer the more important questions that occupy our thoughts.
I also think “don’t ask why” can be used as a cop-out sometimes, to avoid having to
come up with answers to the tough questions. Any model that’s worth its salt should be
able to logically and consistently withstand all kinds of scrutiny.
So I welcome all legitimate questions, and by “legitimate” I mean the question
comes from a sincere desire to learn and fill in some gaps in understanding this new
model, or questions that result from the actual testing of the model in operation.
Questions coming from the ego, from Maya, from an attitude of proving me “wrong,” or
simply to intellectually debate have no interest for me. They’re always just another
attempt to justify some judgment or belief formed while inside the movie theater.