You can search throughout the
entire universe for someone who is more
deserving of your love and affection than
you are of yourself, and that person is not
to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much
as anybody in the entire universe, deserve
your love and affection
This is first time I heard of this particular theory, and it seems a lot like a combination of different philosophies I have heard in the past. This also helps me with The Meaning.
I would highly recommend reading through his post. While I would truly love to copy/paste what he wrote verbatim, would rather everyone take a peek and see for themselves. There is a lot of useful discussion in the thread too. There is also a lot of truth in it in that we really need to take care of ourselves first and foremost as no matter how much we wish to help people, we must help ourselves first and foremost, then "spread the excess" as necessary.
On other news, most likely leaving Oregon Coast tomorrow headed north. Scooter is already loaded up and will be securing everything shortly.