We have within us an independent kernel of sentience and wisdom..., greater, more developed, more majestic than we ever imagined possible. Used wisely, it leads to ever greater expressions of the qualities we long for the most: greater personal freedom, enhanced mental mobility, refinement of character, a more mature emotional and moral nature, elevated levels of consciousness and creativity, more exacting standards of personal discipline, a more penetrating understanding of the things we are working with, a more forgiving and compassionate nature, deeper and more permanent relationships, personal success in the endeavours we care for the most, and finally one day..., a deep, indwelling sense of peace and tranquillity, regardless of the outer conditions in which we live.