1. Does self-knowledge come through searching? - 16 July 1949 • What is it that most of us are seeking? • Does clarity come through searching and trying to find out what others say? • Can incessant search and longing give you the extraordinary sense of reality or creative being that comes when you really understand yourself? • Without knowing your background and the substance of your thought, where it comes from, surely your search is utterly futile and your action has no meaning. • The responsibility for any action depends on ourselves, not on others. • Q: Do I have to be at any special level of consciousness to understand you? • Q: The movement of life is experienced in relationship to people and to ideas.