The following quote came from Ralph Waldo Emerson in Nature on page 243 of our textbook Volume B: “Yet line for line and point for point, your dominion is as great as theirs, though without fine names. Build, therefore your own world.” What profound words! They say to me: life is what we make it-do not be dependent upon another person or thing to build your life, your world. It is your world for the taking and the making! It takes work to build a world, but it is within each and every one of us to do so. The quote also says that everyone is created equal, no one is any better person than anyone else, we all are imperfect, we all make mistakes, and we all have emotions. When we realize that we are equals on this earth, then we can build our own world. Do not let anything hold you back-go on and build that world!
Another great quote from our textbook, again Volume B, page 269 (I almost overlooked it) reads: “Ne te quaesiveris extra”, which means: “Do not search outside yourself”. This goes along with what I have been saying and I could not have said it better myself. All there is, is in us, there is no point in trying to find happiness outside of ourselves, it is generated inside. I believe the first step to internal happiness to have self-love, and then inner peace comes along with happiness.