More and more I have been feeling like this idea of losing your life to find it is at the center of everything. Recently I have been seeing people, myself and others, all be deeply helped by feeling the reality of a principle of good that guides them. Whether it be a rule of fairness, or a conviction that good is real and evil isn't, or a deep sense that justice is absolutely necessary, etc. All of these things are principles that only exist in thought. The thing is, these principles do not bend based on conditions. So when we hold to them, we find ourselves coming up against conditions that oppose them. Then, it is our faith in the principle that moves us. It is a natural unselfing process. We lose our sense of our selves as being the law maker, and instead, because of our love for principle, we give ourselves over to something that is eternal, unbending. In doing that we lose our "selves" and gain a deeper, better sense of life as imbued with these eternally good laws. In my life I am watching this destroy fear and lift lives out of the pit. It's amazing.