DEFENDING YOURSELF WILL INCREASE YOUR FEAR; TAKING YOUR CHANCES WILL DIMINISH IT.
Defending yourself will increase your fear; taking your chances will diminish it.
Healing is responding to wrong-mindedness with right-mindedness.
Healing is looking beyond the error of wrong-mindedness and acknowledging the inviolable Truth of Being.
To acknowledge a wrong is to pave way for judgement not forgiveness.
To become truly forgiving is to become right-minded, to look beyond the illusion of wrong-mindedness, and to awaken right-mindedness in your brother.