You see, sometimes you have to turn about the things you are taught. You have to stand on your two feet and claim your true heritage. What does that mean? That means you belong to yourself. The fact that we can breathe is really kind of a miracle, and so if you see that and work for that, you finally find yourself claiming who you are, and you can only be a total human being and be a human being to others when you know who you are… and you have every right to do that.
Now people might say, oh, aren’t you selfish? Well, I don’t know what they mean. Who is more important in life than oneself? You own life is all lives. I feel that it we’re self-centered - I don’t mean that in a bad sense - it’s a very healthy thing. Because if you’re not self-aware you can’t give. You have to have within you to give. Now if you want to give somebody you life, that’s find because that comes from you. As long as it is your choice and you understand it, that’s great. But if someone wants to take your life, you don’t let them have it. Or any part of it. If it’s superimposed on you then you are not recognizing your total being. The one thing you have to remember as long as you live: your mother, your father, your sister, your brother, nobody, nobody on earth is your center. Your center is your center. We humans can’t encompass everything. We can only encompass a radius around us. If a human being permits anything to take them out of their center - which is the eye, the third eye placed between the other two eyes, within - they are giving up their true human inheritance. And that is the only thing there is. The minute you give it up, you’re not in command of yourself. You’re not a total being.