“Be Light, instead of demanding Light in others. Those who really belong to Good, already kindle the light in themselves, before watching the shadows of others. To demand goodness and detachment from other people, rather than strive to develop virtue in oneself, is a typical trace of those who are taken by hypocrisy and perfidy, in other words: those without character. Psychologists, teachers and spiritual leaders are all human beings. It is improper and dangerous for them to want to seem superior to others, as well as for others to demand them to be more than they are”.
Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar and Spiritual Friends.
Danbury, Connecticut, USA, November 12, 2012.