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I have been studying the principles and I can’t help feeling like I don’t get it. When will I get it

Updated: Jan 21, 2019

Question: I have been studying the principles and I can’t help feeling like I don’t get it. When will I get it and what if I don’t?

Answer: Believe it or not, I have had moments of feeling like I don’t understand the principles, too. Here is what I’ve learned with my experience of my own uncertainty and insecurity about learning the principles and everything else for that matter!). The principles simply are a logic that explains how our feeling comes to be and sheds light on the common misunderstanding that there’s something outside ourselves that makes us feel the way we feel. You have the thought “I don’t understand this,” and that thought creates a feeling, perhaps of confusion or discouragement. You either understand it or you don’t but discouragement is not inherent in the fact that you don’t. The discouragement comes from you, not the fact that you don’t understand. You are living in a reality such that there’s something to get, you don’t get it and hence you feel bad. You have created a logic that makes discoura