How often do we really turn inward in life?
Our identity is often wrapped up in what we want others out there to think about us or is about obtaining some sort of status in the world based on something we do or achieve.
Our spiritual lives are developed guided along by the books and teachings of the spiritual leaders and gurus out there that we become attached to.
Our way of life is governed by societal norms and expectations, and the rules and regulations delegated down from various societal institutions.
Our standards and values for success, beauty and happiness, and what we deem significant and worthwhile are driven by the agendas of mass-media and Madison Avenue.
We become attached and addicted to the people, places and things that make us feel good, never recognizing that the source of those good feelings and true well-being is within us.