The Importance of Doing Your Inner Work
The emphasis on goal is both right and it is wrong. The goal is important. The inner work – the transformation of beliefs, thoughts, and habits that stand in the way of achieving your goal – creates the possibility and opportunity for you to move to levels you haven’t been before. Often, it’s the inner work that makes achieving your goal possible.
We can’t keep the ones we love from suffering, but we can offer compassion and love. When you notice that someone you love is suffering, let this person know that you love them very much and you wish them well. You can offer suggestions for things they might do that you think could help, but putting pressure on them to do these things only increases suffering – theirs as well as yours.
When you’re on track it’s easy. You feel joy. You notice the benefit. It’s smooth going. When you get a little off track – and we all get off track from time to time – all it
takes a small adjustment to get yourself back on track. The further you go from
being on track, the more difficult it is to get back on and the more anxious,
upset and unwell you feel.