But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality.
Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.
So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.