What is the Work on Oneself?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor

work on oneself

The work on oneself is the fundamental characteristic of the Vertical path. Nobody treads upon the path of the Great Rebellion if he never works on himself.

The work to which we are referring is of a psychological nature. This work deals with a certain transformation of the moment in which we find ourselves. We need to learn to live from moment to moment.

For example, a person who is desperate about some sentimental, economical or political problems has obviously forgotten his Inner Self.

If such a person would stop for a moment, observe the situation, try to remember his
Inner Self and then try to understand the reason for this attitude...

If he would reflect a little and think that everything passes away, that life is fleeting, illusory, and that death reduces all the vanities of the world to ashes...

If he would understand that his problem in reality is nothing more than a worthless flame and soon dies, he would suddenly see with great surprise that everything has changed.

It is possible to transform mechanical reactions through logical confrontation and the
Intimate Auto-Reflection of the Being.

It is evident that people react mechanically when faced with the diverse circumstances of life.

Wretched people, they usually become the victims. When flattered, they smile, when humiliated, they suffer. They insult if insulted, they hurt if they are hurt; they are never free; their fellowmen have the power to drive them from happiness to sadness, from hope to despair.

Each of these persons traveling along the Horizontal path is similar to a musical instrument on which each of his fellowmen can play the tune he wishes to.

Whosoever learns how to transform mechanical reactions is in fact entering onto the Vertical path.

This represents a fundamental change in the “Level of Being,” an extraordinary result of the “Psychological Rebellion.” 

Samael Aun Weor. Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology