Recently, I had the opportunity to join with my amazing sister and colleague Coreen Walson. Together we recognized just how subtly the false-self concept will try to convince us that intellectual knowledge and the need to understand are signs of progress on the spiritual path. Unless we are really attuned to our deep and abiding innocence, we will lack the trust necessary to identify those instances when we are tempted to want to understand more than we desire peace. Peace is attained through the Holy Instant and forgiveness. This is the only way we can come to understand anything at all.