Q: How can I take on new responsibilities and at the same time be okay with what’s around me?
John: On the inside, by you always being about building something. As easy as it is for you to break something on the inside or the outside, you become clear that you’re really all about building.
When you are about building something good on the inside, you’re taking on new responsibility and it changes your whole relationship with everything that’s outside of your self. It changes your relationship with circumstances and difficulty, and with others.
When you’re building something on the inside, you’ll be putting something together that in your heart you know is good, and you’re helping that goodness on the inside. You’re being responsible for what is good in you, and that changes how you are with others.
Just live liking helping what is good inside. It feels a little bit like watering a flower.
Notice the different flowers inside and like helping them, and you’ll see them in others.