Power relationships between human beings only ever arise when there is the creation and maintenance of an image. This is true between adults and adults with children. Where there is an image there is no relationship and without relationship all action breeds conflict. If you have created an image of yourself you are bound to neglect your child; creating also an image in your child, a fragmentation of consciousness. Childhood neglect and all forms of violence (physical, emotional, psychological) cannot be separated by from the image-making process; which denies the seeing and feeling of the other, it denies love. When ‘you’ (no not ‘you’ because of course you is part of the ‘image’), when there is simply a remaining with this actual fact there is transformation.
Can you live without an image of yourself; no ideals, no conclusions, no beliefs? Only such a person is free of violence.