Understanding how we sting ourselves is vital to the liberation of your mind from its unconscious patterns. We have to catch ourselves in the act of creating a lose/lose situation. When nothing we can choose gets us out of the fix, we either self destruct, blow up everything, or evolve, which means create a new mind, a new Idea that transcends the sting. Liberation means evolution, transcending the self created sting or double-binds. In other words, consciousness is evolution, is self transcendence so Consciousness creates the conditions it needs for self-transcendence. That’s the way it works.
But we have to understand that Consciousness is impersonal, while we think it is solely personal, a big Me. But Consciousness itself is running the show, not our little mahout sitting on top of the elephant. It just thinks it is telling the elephant where to go.