Q: In Centre, chapter 21. ‘hostility from others’ you point out two ways of responding/reacting wisely. In the last paragraph you describe how to upstream everything. Does one decide from moment to moment and according to the situation whether one’s response towards the person involved is friendly or neutral? I understand that upstreaming resolves the negativity – if it is still there. Is it not that once one has upstreamed everything (completely) that one is then free to respond either in a friendly or in a neutral way?
A: Once one has up-streamed everything (completely), one has upstreamed the freedom to respond or not respond also. Otherwise there would not be the absolute freedom of complete stillness and peace.