What does it really mean that your brother is a part of you? To the ego, used to functioning alone, it has no meaning. In truth, however, it means you cannot completely fulfill any function without him. You cannot love totally, be completely happy or fully at peace, without him. You cannot wholly make a choice that excludes him. You cannot in any meaningful way begin to know the truth about yourself without knowing what is true of him. We are the Will of God as we are the Will of one another. But to know this Will, to know this Self, it must be recognized as undivided. When you next are tempted to be different or stand apart, remind yourself, you must be willing to risk your separateness if you are ever to find your wholly loving Self.