“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections …
Where do we look for answers, direction, and meaning in our lives? Do we look outside–dreaming with hopes and aspirations of things to come, things that may or may not someday be in the future? Or do we turn our gaze inward–towards our own heart–to find our true beauty and awaken our power, our potential, our true ability. Everything that could ever be possible… already lies inside of us, patiently awaiting us to look there and discover it, to recognize it, and to use it.
Many individuals go through life thinking that they will find or create happiness in their lives–perhaps they will win the lottery, land the perfect job, or find the right person to fall in love with and start a family. However, that authentic and real happiness they are looking for outside of themselves can never be found there–it is a dream. The situations may turn out as they had hoped for them to, but they will not find themselves with lasting happiness, as to find such clarity and joy, they much look within.
Do not let your vision be clouded with dreams or ideas that some outside force can bring you fulfillment in life… it cannot and will not; only you have the ability to unlock your purpose and potential. Clarity of vision comes to us when we look within our hearts and see ourselves for who we are, who we have been, and who we can be, and then trust ourselves fully and completely.
Look into your heart to find clarity of purpose and meaning.
Questions to consider:
When was the last time you looked into your heart? What did you find?
Would you say that your vision is clear? If not, why?
Can we really gain anything from looking outside of ourselves?
For further thought:
“We usually look outside of ourselves for heroes and teachers. It has not occurred to most people that they may already be the role model they seek. The wholeness they are looking for may be trapped within themselves by beliefs, attitudes, and self-doubt. But our wholeness exists in us now. Trapped though it may be, it can be called upon for guidance, direction, and most fundamentally, comfort. It can be remembered. Eventually we may come to live by it.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom 10th Anniversary