What is Beingness?

People find it difficult to just let others “BE”! Parents want to change their children, wives and husbands want to change each other … and so it goes. The Granting of Beingness is a great enabler on the road to a happier life.

The ability to assume or to grant beingness is probably the highest of human virtues. (virtue: good or desirable quality). It is even more important to be able to permit other people to have beingness than to be able oneself to assume it.”
L. Ron Hubbard – Excerpted from PAB 83 on The Conditions of Life 8 May 1956.

Ron has much to say on the subject of beingness… all of them valuable and important so we have included a selection of exerts below …

“Granting of beingness (life) to something.  The preclear is as well as he can grant life to things, an action which involves the creation of energy.  The basic granting of beingness is the thetan duplicating himself as another thinking being.  In the mechanics of the granting of beingness we have ‘orientation point’ and the ‘symbol.’  An orientation point is that point in relation to which others have location…. A symbol is an object which has mass, meaning and mobility.  A symbol locates itself, if it does so at all, by the orientation point.  It regards the orientation point as a continual source point and itself as a continual effect point of that source point.  So long as one can create life, he more or less considers himself an orientation point….

The granting of beingness is a complexity of the communication formula in that we have broadly added space rather than linear distance and have introduced the idea of a continuing orientation point and a continuing symbol…. And we have entered directly from the communication formula into our first understanding of time and therefore survival.  It is the symbol which is surviving in minute gradients of time and the orientation point, which is timeless, but which determines the time frame of that space…. The preclear has many times sought to give life to something such as a dying ally or pet or enterprise and has failed to bring it to life.  Resultingly he has become convinced that he cannot grant life.”
LRH, The Creation of Human Ability [1955], pages 84-85

“But above all those things is an individual’s ability to grant beingness to the moment. Grant beingness to the past, to the future, grant beingness to others, grant beingness to his own objects. And grant beingness and then not be afraid of it. And having granted beingness, why, go right on granting more beingness, rather than stop granting beingness simply because some of it bit him. …

“One cannot become able in life by fearing to live it. Never. And he can’t be himself without being willing to grant beingness, because he’s the only one that can grant beingness to himself.”
L. Ron Hubbard Excerpted from the lecture The Granting of Beingness which was delivered on 18 December 1953.

“Most people go through life not only not recognizing their aberrations or their beingness but thinking that everything they do is right and everything everybody else does is completely wrong.

“Now, the one peculiar thing which distinguishes a Scientologist from people, the one little thing—the one little thing that distinguishes it—is frankly after somebody has studied Scientology, had some processing, and so forth, no matter how mad he gets, no matter how upset he gets, no matter how sick he gets, he never quite loses this little tiny bit of realization that he’s doing something peculiar and something a bit aberrated and that something is happening here that he has something to do with. You got it? He just never quite loses that point of cause.”
L. Ron Hubbard Excerpted from the lecture The Point Where the PC Begins to Get Clear delivered on 1 September 1962.

“An individual is not as alive as his heart beats.  He is not as alive as his toes wiggle.  No.  He is as live as he can consent to play the role he is playing.  If he is then playing that role by his own consent, he’ll be alive to a remarkable degree.

“It’s a remarkable thing, isn’t it?  It has a lot to do with willingness to be.  If you are willing to be or if you are capable of being, by your own determinism, then you can be certain of life, and you can be certain of the future, and you can be certain of what you are doing and certain of the motives, good or bad, of those around you — if you are capable of determining your own beingness….

“Or the individual is so affected by force, so afraid of force, so apathetic about force that anything in the guise of force can drive him into doing anything.  And that individual is a slave….

“Now, you must remember that sanity and health have a great deal to do with each other.  Do you know that a very healthy man can get sick at will and recover from it as long as he doesn’t have to hide it and kid others about why he’s getting sick….” RON HUBBARD, “Health & Certainty,” Personal Achievement Series, Transcript Pages 25-27.


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