Often we consciously do something outwardly in order
to make a change inwardly, as if inside and outside
But the most natural process of inner change
happens from the inside to the outside,
and there is no separation.
The change radiates from the core to the
In fact, nothing that happens inside
can avoid touching the outside.
If we enforce something from the outside,
there is a good possibility that there will
not be a genuine change inside.
We can see this phenomenon in many walks
in the natural world, in education,
and especially in religion.
All the traditional religions are dying out
which is indicated by excessive
rituals and doctrine.
The rituals are in general supposedly
performed to bring about inner change,
but it is unsure if this
is real lasting change because it is imposed
Our honesty with ourselves must surely begin
inside and radiate outwards and this is crucial
in matters of faith.
The great spiritual leaders and thinkers created
something inside before it radiated outwards.
Maybe they adopted magnificent and memorable
poses during their inner revolution,
like Buddha, Jesus or Mahavir,
but there is no doubt that a guru’s greatness,
call it ‘enlightenment’ if you like,
comes from within.
The pose, the external visible sign,
is a product of inner resolution.
The first step to true happiness and fulfillment is
without doubt the courage to be honest with
ourselves above everything.
And this constitutes our creative core also.
If artifacts emanate from our core, they are
an absolute expression of our individual art of
Sincerity may be invisible,
but it permeates throughout the universe
and penetrates deep into the
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