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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

February 20, 2024

The focus for today is:

The most valuable thing I can do is to take time
to be alone with myself outside of social influences.

Today's inspiration was written by Ahad Cobb:

We live in two worlds: the inner world and the outer world. These worlds overlap and interpenetrate each other. These two worlds project on and reflect each other. Yet each world has its own logic, its own dynamics, and its own laws, so to speak.

We see with two eyes: the inner eye and the outer eye. In order to live fully we need to develop, as Pir Vilayat said, stereoscopic vision. The inner life is always present, always alive, coexistent with, distinct from, yet interpenetrating, the outer life. Yet for the most part, attention is on the outer life in the world.

In every age and in every condition, the single most valuable thing one can do is to take time to be alone with oneself outside of social influences, whether through meditation, retreat, solitude, or wandering, to let oneself know the silence of the inner life.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     The Experience of Trauma Healed in the Inner Life and the Outer Life
     Written by Ahad Cobb.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of taking time to know the silence of your inner life (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
 Silence is very important to me. It fills me with peace, lets my intuition speak, and quiets the restless mind and ego. Take some time where you have no external sounds to distract you... no music, no TV, no podcasts... just silence. It will help calm you, balance your mind, and soothe your soul. 

Our focus for today: The most valuable thing I can do is to take time to be alone with myself outside of social influences.

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RELATED BOOK: Riding the Spirit Bus

BOOK: Riding the Spirit Bus: My Journey from Satsang with Ram Dass to Lama Foundation and Dances of Universal Peace
by Ahad Cobb.

book cover of Riding the Spirit Bus by Ahad Cobb.Offering a poignant reflection on life lived from the inside out, and the delicate balance between spirituality and psychology, this memoir leads readers on an outer and inner journey steeped in poetry, music, astrology, and spiritual practice in the context of community that is devoted to awakening.

Click here for more info and/or to order this paperback book. Also available as a Kindle edition.

About the Author

photo of Ahad CobbAhad Cobb is the author, editor, and publisher of six books, including Image Nation and Early Lama Foundation. A musician and leader of Dances of Universal Peace, he has also served as a continuing member, officer, and trustee of the Lama Foundation. He studies and teaches Jyotish (Vedic astrology).