Tackling the recalcitrant parts of our nature

Q: How to persuade the recalcitrant parts of our nature to surrender?

A: Try to make them understand, as one does with a child who does not understand, by all kinds of means: pictures, explanations, symbols. Make them understand the necessity of union and harmony with the other parts of the being; reason with them, try to make them conscious of their acts and the consequences of these. Above all, be very patient, do not tire of repeating the same things.

Ref: Questions and Answers 1950 – 1951