What I love about Scientology auditing and training, is that I look at my life and my dynamics, and spot things I had not seen before.
There is the basic principle that if the problem was what I thought the problem was, then it would not be a problem. And in auditing, it is the unexpected, the unknown, and the unsuspected that is discovered., and which then changes things so drastically for the better.
That basic principle of “the way out is the way through” applies in looking at and inspecting one’s own life, and finding those unknowns. Of confronting and learning, and thus gaining more knowledge and understanding of ones self, while at the same time ridding oneself of elements that were thought to be part of oneself, and actually are not.
This is what I love about Scientology, and why I continue to study and audit.
It is all about inspecting the unknown.
“People go through life and their confusion is a sea of uninspected data, uninspected facts.
“The only thing that you can do for anybody in the final analysis is get him to inspect his own life and his own environment. And if he inspects his own life and his own environment in any kind of an orderly way and—you know, not running away every time—he looks over here and then runs away and then looks over here, and two years later gets courage enough to look over here again. No, you can help him out by every time he runs away you say, “Look.” And the guy says, “Well, I don’t know, I—it’s pretty dangerous, pretty dangerous.”
“There’s tremendous, almost unlimited methods of self-deception, almost unlimited methods of delusion. Man is probably richest in the numbers of ways he can make suckers out of his fellow man with lies.
“Hard words, but when a man here doesn’t know what’s the truth, then what he says to the man over here certainly doesn’t relate as any truth.
“In the final analysis all you can get anybody to do is inspect himself, his environment, life, and find out what’s true for him. And those things that are true for him, they’ll be pretty true. And you’ll find out that if he does it all the way, then we all agree on what’s true.
“But the second we all agree on what’s true and that these things are truths, then we can get very lazy and we never have to think of it again,-and Ron can all write it down in a book, and the next generation that comes along only has to memorize this so they will know what the truth is. Well, that I don’t think any of us want to have happen.
“That’s Scientology as I see it from my own particular viewpoint.” LRH Lecture, 23 June 1960 Difference between Scientology and other Philosophies.