Chapter 4. Self-Understanding
The preceding chapters emphasized that:
Our goal in this chapter is to lay a foundation for understanding better how the human mind works. We will begin by taking a further look at human egocentrism and the obstacle it represents. We then will take a look at some of the most basic distinctions we can use to achieve greater self-command.
Our latent egocentrism asserts itself through each of the basic functions of the mind. We must understand those functions, as they work in relationship to each other.
Only through our practical insight into how our mind operates can we hope to understand, and transform, ourselves.