It is ordinary men’s fate to perceive of only problems and those of the Work, solutions.
Only those who accidentally draw close to the source speak publicly about god, and they lie to their listeners in that they say they have spoken to, or experienced, his presence when in truth they do not know what occurred.
As one begins to truly Struggle, he realizes that self-honesty is not simply a matter of wanting to tell the truth, but of somehow finding a place to begin.
There are no causes to be seen, only effects. No “now” to be ordinarily perceived. Every apparent sense-of-now is but a delayed reaction-effect of some previous cause, even though it may have occurred only seconds before.
Do not be so foolish as to search for causes; all you see are effects. Hence, no one to blame; all are mere victims of effects.