Those we love or care about we cannot protect if we are love, compassion and understanding. We don’t want those we love to be robbed, attacked, raped, tortured or murdered. If we are acceptance, understanding and forgiveness we have no choice but to stand by and let these things happen to those we love. We could not be wholly good whilst there was evil in the world because to be ‘acceptance’ means we accept without protest those who do evil. We cannot protect ourselves from others unless we can control them. So what is it that can control? The ‘ego’.