The cultural mantra “Provide for my family” begs the question: Who is my family? This was Jesus’ wake-up response to his disciples when they told him his family was waiting to see him.
The man who sees himself in others is omnipotent.
Most men have never heard this: “You are my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” As a result, for better once in a while but mostly for worse, men in groups.
Having a body can be compared to riding a dumb animal—a donkey, for example, as Jesus and Lao Tzu famously did, and as legions of the nameless have done. The spiritual significance of this is fairly obvious: I am not my ass.
The more fearful a man is, the more identified he is with his body. As he sees himself, so he sees everyone else. Often, he fixates on certain parts of the body. It happens that body parts meet, marry and say: “You complete me.” This is partly true.