Is there the need to know self? As Socrates said, change who you are.
First, look at self and the reasons for fear of others – the neighbour, the other country, even the child who suffers fear and pain from wars and loss of family and country, or those with no one there to counsel or comfort them during or after the events and who suffer unresolved pain and memories from the past with war conflict in the family. The endless pain of jarred memories comes from television, movies and newscasts coming through – blasted into memories of the people who are survivors of war.
Bob told me, ”When I joined the army I felt I was doing good for the country. Then it shocked me. I had become a killer. I did not know the ones I killed or would kill. I did what my training conditioned me for. Then to kill those I did not know shocked me so much that I deserted. I hid out and even tried to end my own life. And then the answer came. I needed to learn love – real love – to love and care for life. You, as a being who knows love, said that I needed to know that I was soul first when I came to earth; that forgiving self is number one and that before knowing how to forgive others I must know myself and understand that ‘no war’ is the soul’s motto.”
“Birth control should be through abstinence,” said a nurse friend who believed abortions were cruel.
So there it is again. Forgive self to know self.
Second, look at self with more understanding and knowing. One who knows self will call harmony first. Love will blossom and money will lose its hold over all things, even the making of wars.
“Don’t wait,” said a voice. “Teach change now.”
The planet likes life to heal all. So love your neighbour as yourself and know life. The greatest monster of a human being still belongs on earth to learn compassion for all.