Outside Then In
Updated: Jan 10, 2020
If you take a little time to think about it, you’ll find that your outer world is very much reflective of what’s going on inside.
I’d bet you’d find almost a direct correlation if you took the time to really reflect on it.
There is this misconception that you need to somehow figure out your inner workings before you’re ready to move forward.
I think this approach is fundamentally flawed.
Trying to contain your emotions is like trying to contain a storm in a teacup.
Trying to understand your self fully is like trying to understand the universe fully.
My point is, if your outer world is reflective of what’s going on inside, then instead of starting from the inside and working your way out, perhaps it might be wiser (and easier) to start making some changes to your environment and circumstances first.
In that sense, you start from the outside and then work your way in.
A shift in your environment, in your circumstance will have profound affects on your state of mind, on your emotions and on your growth.
It’s why minimalism is so powerful.
When you de-clutter your environment, when you tidy up your space, when you rid yourself of all the things you don’t need, you’ll find that things will start making more sense.
Simplifying is difficult, because you’re forced to choose between what’s important and what’s not.
This is not the end of it, but it’s certainly a great place to start if you’re feeling a little stuck.
The point is to move forward, to focus on the things you can change right now and on taking all those small steps that will make all the difference.
If you’re patient and consistent enough, you’ll see an alignment begin to occur between what’s going on outside and how you feel on the inside.
Your immediate environment is a clear reflection of where you’re at personally – so why not start there.