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One or another kind of wrong functioning is inevitable in the absence of DIRECTED CONSCIOUS ACTIVITY (conscious effort).
CONSCIOUS EFFORT can only result from pondered, evaluated, applied KNOWLEDGE of the WORK. There can be NO OTHER WAY. All other so-called spiritual activity is at best preparatory.
The lower gives way to the Higher when Higher Knowledge is  ACT-IVATED.

Related Subjects: Conscious Effort
taken from: Priorities

‘Conscious effort’ implies having a choice! We are conscious beings, potentially. Dogs also have consciousness but don’t have choice within it. They instinctively bark at strangers, lick the people who feed them, and find a warm corner on a cold night.

Related Subjects: Conscious Effort