‘Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock and have the door ever so slightly open, we find that we can always open it some more. Though self – will may Salim it shut again, as it frequently does, (relapse?) it will always respond the moment we again pick up the key of willingness.’p. 35 the 12&12
Towards the end of Brian Di Palma’s film ‘The untouchables’ a character is dying and asks Elliot Ness”what are you wiling to do?”
All work, steps, begin with desire, focus and/or as stated here, willingness.
Self- will is not willingness. Self – will is self – esteem; self – power, or selfishness taken to its final extreme: worship of self, idolatry.
Self – will destroys. It destroys all others and all of one’s being, one’s self.
Self – will destroys.