We measure self-righteousness by the strength of our opinions. We aren’t born with opinions; neither do we die with them. Rare is he who sees quietly—who sees what he sees without forming an opinion about it. Clarity is charity.
My business is what I’m doing right now. I have no other business.
With a bad man, redemption is possible. With a stupid man, nothing avails. Here, though, is where it gets interesting. Clarity and charity have the same agency. Thus, the man who knows he’s stupid is not stupid.
Until a man clearly sees that change is necessary, he will not change. His first step is also his last step—to see himself as he is. In the seeing is the doing.
I cannot know who I am until I’m clear about who I’m not. So I start with this: I am not the body. Then this: I am not who I think I am.