You cannot give to the world what you do not have. And you cannot ask the world to be what you are not.
In Viktor Frankl’s words:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
In Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s words:
“If there is no transformation in you and me, if there is no change in a way we perceive , experience, feel and act in this world, How can you change the world?”
It has become clear to me, that the only (not just the best) way to help the world or make it a better place or create positive impact, as many are out to do, is for each person to clarify and settle their inner space. The only way to heal the world, is to confront and heal your own wounds.
To connect with the peace within, and solidify into that connection.
Notice I didn’t say find peace within, because it’s already there. Your attention probably just happens to be elsewhere, and because life happens “at the intersection of awareness and physical reality,” your experience and perception is limited to the expanse of your awareness.
Everything you know and experience already exists in it.
You must be wondering how I would know this most fundamental, intimate secret about you that you may not even know for sure…I know, because this peace, this stillness, this beingness, this fundamental wholeness, is my home. And it is also yours.
You may have forgotten, but maybe as we journey here together, I can help you remember…