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Q: How do we truly change ourselves?

A: By not trying to change, change has occurred. It is just that these changes by themselves are not enough.

True change must be accompanied by awareness. Darkness is negative. It is meaningless to change it or to defeat it. The real solution is to bring in the light. No matter how dark and for how long, as long as there is awareness, darkness will disappear. The light of one lamp can overcome the darkness of a thousand years. In the deepest of our soul, greed, anger and ignorance are negative. There is nothing we can do to them. To fix them is actually reinforcing them. They are the darkness within. As long as we bring in the light, our self-awareness, the darkness will disappear.

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