The idea isn’t to change yourself but to accept yourself. Acceptance changes everything.
Bad men and good men need each other. Without bad, there would be no good. Without good, what would “bad” mean? This is the heat and fire of human interaction. We need friction.
I cannot help anyone. That’s just the fact of the matter. The best and most I can do is to establish a set of conditions whereby a man is enabled to help himself.
If the path you’re on is well marked, fully serviced, highly recommended and made pleasant by the presence of other sojourners, you’re on the wrong path. Krishnamurti: “The Truth is a pathless land.”
Diaphragmatic breathing changes everything, inside and out. Thoracic breathing is good enough, but no man finds his inspiration in mere adequacy.