The tree faithfully grows from the blueprint of the seed.
In other words: We cannot create on the outside
What we do not embody on the inside.
For what we create on the outside carries all of the traits that we embody on the inside. (All of them.)
This means, if we want more peace in the world, we need to find more peace within ourselves first, and then bring it to the world.
If we want more compassion on the outside, we must embody more compassion on the inside.
If we want more health, equality, sustainability, and equilibrium on the outside, we must embody those qualities within ourselves first. And then bring them to the world.
Because, we can't ask for someone else to give to us what we are unwilling to give to ourselves.
The revolution starts within.
Integrity (in the original sense of the word: wholeness) on the inside.
In my experience, when we are willing to face the truth of this concept, we are ready to grow up.
And, this is simpler than it sounds. In the timeless wisdom of Rumi (13th century mystic), "Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to find and remove all the barriers we hold to love."
Our personal healing heals the world. And, we are all capable of, and responsible for, healing ourselves.
And when we clean our own windshield, we need to control and change the outside a whole lot less.
And we need a whole lot less from the world. We know our own answers, rather than look to the outside to tell us what to do.
Inner Authority. Radical self-responsibility. Freedom on the inside.
(And to be clear: this is not a path where you "follow" me, this is a framework for you to know and follow only yourself.)
Are you sparking?!
Everyone's path is different. And, I have spent the past 3 years walking this walk, and am ready to share my path with any for whom this resonates.
But the truth is yours, and the next step is up to you.
Norma Van Horn