Do not blame yourself, do not torture your soul. It was not a parter in what you did. You acted out of instinct. You were trained to protect whatever you were ordered to, without thinking about the situation. And your instinct took its course. It is not good for instinct to gain supremacy in Man. When instinct takes first place, then Man takes second place. The result is something less than a Man. Think about it – perhaps it would be better to return to yourself – to the Man that you are.
excerpt from “The Space of Love” by Vladimir Megre (third book from Anastasia – The Ringing Cedars series).