What we need is a sense of unity, not an idea of unity, not an ideology of unity.

Because if there ever was an ideology of unity, it was communism. And the pieces are still falling from the explosion of that system of thought.

We need a feeling of unity, so it doesn’t come out of intellectual exaltation. It comes out of a personal active courage made by the individual.

An active courage which involves surrender. Surrender is the opposite site of the calling of Ego. The central issue of our times is our inability to surrender to what we know is right.

— Terence McKenna