So that our actions match our ideal

May 11th 2012
It is best to behave well, but bad behaviour of itself is not what is most serious. No, the worst thing is not being aware of it. Those who are unable to see they have behaved badly are eventually caught up in inextricable contradictions. They meet with failure and are rejected by others, and they don’t understand why. They thought they were irreproachable and were convinced they had other people’s approval, admiration even. They are disturbed by what is happening to them and imagine everyone is in league against them. This has a very negative influence on their thoughts and feelings: they rebel, and in doing so they lose their light and their love. And all because they refuse to admit that they have been unable to match their actions to their ideal.