Craving and revulsion are physical (negative) expressions of divine (positive) emotions. The job of ego is to interpret tangible experience to intangible Self/essence. The nature of Self/essence is like a portion of water contained within the vessel of the physical body. All Self/essence (water) originates from the same source, which means that all physical identify is superficial. Water does not cease to be water when placed in a cup. Vessels create identity, and with identity comes judgement. We don’t compare water, we compare vessels.
(8.21) Every system of metaphysics depends upon a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and the world.
(8.22) The real “I” is spiritual and can, therefore, never be less than perfect.
Behavior Regulation is the unique feature shared by all religious and spiritual systems, and mimicked in politics. The Overman regulates their own behavior. They become a master over the impulses of the body, and in doing so, become a master oner the impulses of mind.
“Evil” is any mental or biological impulse/drive operating on a subconscious level that is not serving the greater good of the individual and their community.
“Good” is our recognition and ability to control our mental and biological impulse/drives. Recognition is consciousness.
This conflict between extremes is polarity, and forms the basis of all internal and external conflict.
Self doubt is an expression of polarity.
Self confidence is developed by cultivating will power. Begin each day stating a goal you must complete before evening. Start small. The important thing is to accomplish this task above anything else. Your ability to follow through with a task is your ability to move beyond ruminating mind into a mental state of liberation. With time, increase the challenge of your task to ensure you never let your confidence and ability wither.