“Picture two men walking through a recent battlefield

“Picture two men walking through a recent battlefield, surrounded by silent reminders of man’s horror toward man. One viewer is frightened
by the shattered steel and black smoke, but the other walks in self-possession. It is this way in life. Most men stare in horror at their own deeds, for they know they will do it again. But the man who has learned to possess himself walks through life with understanding of it all. Having ended his own unconscious need for fighting, the war has ended for him forever.”
Esoteric Mind Power, p. 162