The Reconciliation of Opposites and the Politics
The self is the world. The world is the self. If you wish to change the world, look deeply within and discover that the pain and suffering in the world have its origin in you, and nowhere else. The division is within, not “out there” somewhere, and only through the reconciliation of this inner division can the outer wound be closed and healed.
“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter the Kingdom.”
– The Gospel of Thomas, 22