人生的一切都是一個「決定『你是誰』並加以體驗」的過程。(All of life is a process of deciding Who You Are, and then experiencing that.)
隨著你們視野的擴展，你們立下新的規則以涵蓋新的領域！而隨著你們在觀念上對於你們的本我 (Self) 的擴大理解，你們便創造出新的「為與不為」，新的「可與不可」，以涵蓋新的領域。這些「被限制」的邊界是你們原先無法涵蓋接納的領域。
你看出你們創造「對」與「錯」的觀念，僅是為了定義你們是誰(define Who You Are)了嗎？
我要告訴你的是：沒有「爛蘋果」這回事。只有那些「對事情的看法與你不同」的人，那些「對外在世界的想法模式與你不同」的人。我要告訴你的是：就每個人所處的世界模式而言，沒有人在做任何不得當的事。 (No persons do anything inappropriate, given their model of the world. 意思是：從每個人所處的觀點來看，他 / 她並沒有做不當的事。 )
我要抱歉地說，這正是引發戰爭的態度(that's exactly the attitude which starts wars)。
All of life is a process of deciding Who You Are, and then experiencing that.
As you keep expanding your vision, you make up new rules to cover that! As you keep enlarging your idea about your Self, you create new do's and don'ts, yeses and nos to encircle that. These are the boundaries that “hold in” something which cannot be held in.
Do you see how you have created your ideas of “right” and “wrong” simply to define Who You Are?
Do you see that without these definitions—boundaries— you are nothing?
And do you see that, like Me, you keep changing the boundaries as you change your Ideas of Who You Are?
Neale: Well, I get what You are saying, but it does not seem that I have changed the boundaries—my own personal boundaries— very much. To me it has always been wrong to kill. It has always been wrong to steal. It has always been wrong to hurt another. The largest concepts by which we govern ourselves have been in place since the beginning of time, and most human beings agree on them.
Then why do you have war?
Neale: Because there will always be some who break the rules. There's a rotten apple in every barrel.
What I'm going to tell you now, and in the passages which follow, may be very difficult for some people to understand and accept. It is going to violate much of what is held as truth in your present thought system. Yet I cannot let you go on living with these constructions if this dialogue is to serve you. So we must, now, in this second book, meet some of these concepts head on. But it’s going to be bumpy going here for a while. Are you ready?
Neale: I think so, yes. Thanks for the warning. What is it that's so dramatic or difficult to understand or accept that You're going to tell me?
I am going to tell you this: there are no “rotten apples.” There are only people who disagree with your point of view on things, people who construct a different model of the world. I am going to tell you this: No persons do anything inappropriate, given their model of the world.
Neale : Then their “model” is all messed up. I know what's right and wrong, and because some other people don't, that doesn't make me crazy because I do. They're the ones who are crazy.
I'm sorry to say that's exactly the attitude which starts wars.