O Sensei repeatedly referred to human beings as mirrors of the cosmos. Practices that provide both an individual and universal experience of growth and development as well as balance and harmony are needed because the individual and the universal complement each other.
Our goal is to recognize the doorbell as a signal not to entangle or withdraw but as an opportunity to reinforce the inner relationship between the two parts of the I and to allow the energies generated by the situation to mix a unit that can respond effectively.
Like our overall approach to the flash response, the sooner we can detect this movement away from wholeness and functionality the easier it is to avoid or reverse it. Clearing, when we sense this tightening, is a way to avoid the entanglement that can result when we meet obstructions.