Many confuse looking inward with ‘passivity’. Looking ‘inward’ is not a passive process at all. It is most dynamic. Passivity is a sign of running away from everything; internal as well as external. Looking inward is to turn one’s vision upon one’s own self. Every circumstance, every individual is meant for one purpose and for one purpose alone. To teach you a lesson, to make you recall a truth, to make you take responsibility. When the dynamic process of inward searching is on, then one knows what actions one needs to take, one knows what words one needs to speak, and these actions and these words will not come out of resentment, will not come out of hate, will not come out of anger, but will come out of self-respect and mutual respect for another.
We all have ‘lifelines’ that we cling on to even though our hold over them may be tenuous. Your fears are your lifelines. Your anger is your lifeline, your resentment is your lifeline, your worry and anxiety is your lifeline, your depression and feelings of loneliness is your lifeline. You may wonder how these are your lifelines. They are because you have used them to continue with patterns of conditioned reaction and behaviour.
Nature provides you with two sets of ‘lifelines’. A lifeline of ‘fear’ will always come with a lifeline of ‘courage and will’. A lifeline of ‘anger’ will always come with a lifeline of ‘understanding and love’. A lifeline of ‘depression’ will always come with a lifeline of ‘hope and joy’. But, through generations, as the earth has evolved and as human beings have evolved with it, and as we have come so close to this critical point in our evolution, society has conditioned all to believe that the only lifelines we have are those of fear, anger, loneliness and sorrow. Continue reading “Looking Inward”