“It cannot be when the root is neglected that what should spring from it will be well ordered.” – Bruce Lee
The vast majority of the game of life is played internally. This can be perceived quite easily if one answers the following 2 questions:
1) Is it possible for someone to have all the riches, wealth, power and external pleasures that the world can provide, and yet still be an unhappy, lonely, and morally bankrupt person?
2) Is it possible for a person to possess very little, yet be truly happy, rich in spirit, abundant in friendship, and a great human being?
The answer to both of these questions is of course: Yes.
Which is not to say that to be a happy and great person one needs to pursue a life of poverty. Far from it. Money and riches make many things in life easier by opening up freedoms and opportunities (not least of which is the ability to help others).
It simply means that, of the two, cultivating the internal should be primary.
Besides, you will find that a garden properly tended will receive much more sunlight than one overgrown – whatever its situation.
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