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The Early Hurts Shape All the Later Ones

We get hurt early and often. We’re very vulnerable when we are small—vulnerable to hurt because we’re small, weak, dependent. Also because our fine mind doesn’t have much information to work with yet and so we tend to take other people’s information.

We get hurt a lot when we are very small. And these hurts usually aren’t very big, although sometimes they are. But they are very important because they predispose the shape of all later hurts that occur to us, because the later hurts will restimulate these, wrap around them, and take their shape. So that if we get hurt like this [Harvey makes some shapes] when we are two days old, then it is very likely that by the time we are two years old, the hurts are going to look like this [makes the same shapes, but bigger]. By the time we are twenty, they will be like this [makes the same shapes, but even bigger]. The early hurts shape and predispose all the later ones.

Harvey Jackins

From page 32 of Rough Notes from Buck Creek I

(Present Time 191, April 2018)

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