of you live on the surface of your being, exposed to the
touch of external influences. You live almost projected,
as it were, outside your own body, and when you meet some
unpleasant being similarly projected you get upset.
whole trouble arise out of your not being accustomed to stepping
must always step back into yourself - learn to go deep within
- step back and you will be safe. Do not lend yourself to the
superficial forces which move in the outside world. Even if
you are in a hurry to do something, step back for a while and
you will discover to your surprise how much sooner and with
what greater success your work can be done.
someone is angry with you, do not be caught in his vibrations
but simply step back and his anger, finding no support or response,
keep your peace, resist all temptation to lose it. Never decide
anything without stepping back, never speak a word without stepping
back, never throw yourself into action without stepping back.
that belongs to the ordinary world is impermanent and fugitive,
so there is nothing in it worth getting upset about. What is
lasting, eternal, immortal and infinite - that indeed is worth
having, worth conquering, worth possessing. It is Divine Light,
Divine Love, Divine Life - it is also Supreme Peace, Perfect
Joy and All-Mastery upon earth with the Complete Manifestation
as the crowning.
you get the sense of the relativity of things, then whatever
happens you can step back and look; you can remain quiet and
call on the Divine Force and wait for an answer. Then you will
know exactly what to do.
therefore, that you cannot receive the answer before you are
very peaceful. Practise that inner peace, make at least a small
beginning and go on in your practice until it becomes a habit