I heard a line in a film that went something like, “You cannot know your enemy until you know his god.” It was a Maori man sharing the wisdom of his fore bearers.
Who is my enemy?
Hopefully I don’t have many, but I would be foolish to think I don’t have any. They have their reasons.
I know there could be a long list. But I’ll start a lot closer to home as I know that I can be my own enemy sometimes. (Arrow pointing at me reads ‘enemy no. 1’.)
This same advice can be altered to read, “You cannot know your friends until you know what they love.” Of course, the same is true for knowing myself.
My loves and desires are an important part of my being. It’s all about knowing all sides of the story.
"Remember: the enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image, and you will break the enemy." ~ Enter the Dragon (1973)