“It is a realization of the need to drop old prejudices and belief systems.
People are people wherever you go. And all are, in essence – ONE, a part of a whole in which you also reside. Knowing that is more than acknowledging a fact intellectually. It is necessary to BE that knowing. As one becomes a “thing”, a quality, one expands that knowledge so that it is spread out among all of its other parts eventually permeating the whole.
The same effect, in reverse, occurs with an insight into old, no longer useful behavior or belief patterns. As one accepts the need to release that pattern and works to do so, one creates an opening, a portal, gateway, or pathway through which its other parts may also escape – be it family, group, or nation.”