Knowing Ourself is Knowing the World

Some say that you must change yourself to change the world. Others say that it is narcissistic to engage in your personal journey while the world is on fire. Where do you draw the line between external impact and inner transformation?
In my observation most individuals are stuck in habitual ways to find security, comfort and certainty, the consequences of this being neurotic and narcissistic fixation to one degree or another. I am not immune from these consequences of my individual and social conditioning. To be able to move beyond this limited focus on self we must come to see how it afflicts us and fragments our  perception and understanding.
When we begin to see what blinds and limits us we are more free to see what changes are necessary and what leads to greater self knowing and in turn a more universal understanding.

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