Excerpt About Refinement
The more a person loves the truth, the more she will naturally and spontaneously want to live her life according to the truth. The truth is not just something you understand or something you experience. Truth begins to influence and determine and govern your life. It is in the living and the doing of life according to the love of truth that makes one’s life a life of beauty, grace, and dignity. You can understand your measure of balance, and your measure of development and refinement, just by seeing what you do in your life. Do you live your life according to the truth? How much do you live your life according to the truth? Do you live according to preconceived ideas that you already know are preconceived ideas? Do you live according to patterns that you already know are patterns? Do you live according to indulgences that takes only a little bit of awareness to know are indulgences? When you see that you are indulging in your life instead of living it according to the truth that you already know, then the work starts: You know you are responsible. You cannot blame anyone or anything else.