“If that which is within is not right, it is futile to pray for that which is without.”
To seek outside of ourselves is goal-oriented illusion. It creates relative imbalance that results in a fragmented experience of reality. It is full of misery and suffering.
That which is within is not right if it is ignored. The inside is as essential a polarity as the outside because all experience is relative. We cannot have one polarity without the other… and both are essential for the creation of relative balance that delivers a truthful holistic experience of reality as one blissful consciousness.
This week… let us cultivate more wakefulness of both the inside and the outside… the subjective and the objective… as the relative polarities essential to balance and resultant holistic experience. In this way… we will more consistently enjoy a holistic experience of reality and forever delight in the truth of one blissful consciousness.
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