When I am gently, quietly accepting towards even the most uncomfortable energies and thoughts, I am naturally more compassionate towards others. When I am rejecting or resisting what is felt or thought, I am rejecting and resisting others. Love my inner experience and my outer experience is loved naturally. They are not two.
– Scott Kiloby
Yes, that fits my experience. My world is one, and how I relate to (what a thought may call) the inner is how I relate to (what I thought may call) the outer. Meeting what’s here – emotions, words, images – with curiosity and love, noticing they are already allowed, and it’s more natural for me to meet other people and life circumstances in a similar way.
There are many ways to talk about this. The simplest, and what’s closest to a conventional view, is to say that how I relate to the inner is how I relate to the outer. I can practice relating to my inner world in a different way – through ho’oponopono, tonglen, holding satsang with what’s here, The Work, Living Inquiries or much else – and that will naturally influence how I relate to the outer world, to other people and life circumstances.
A more precise way to say it is that all I relate to – and all I can possibly relate to -is my own world. And my own world consists of words, images and sensations, and how I relate to these is the same whether a thought says these refer to an “inner” or “outer” world. (Any image or idea of these referring to something else, for instance an inner or outer world, is also an idea. That too is part of my world, and consist of words, images and sensations.)
Even more precisely, I can say that any idea of a me or I relating to anything is also an assumption, that too is an idea consisting of words, images and sensations, and something I can take a closer look at to see what’s really there.