I am inadequate and incompetent but have been accepted into the Company of the One. Every conscious organism is in the Company but does not necessarily realize it. All that the One requires of us is consciousness of It. We fulfill this role at every conscious moment. However, future goals distract attention from a present role. Some goals are necessary for practical purposes. Others are imagined by the illusory separate self. The only real self is the One. We are the instruments of Its self-consciousness, naturally selected for organismic sensitivity to immediate environments but now capable of dispassionate contemplation of the One and All. Fortuna determines which potential organisms are born and thus initiates them into the Company.