Dearest Bhagavan, you say once you start speaking the truth, you will start respecting yourself. But I don't have courage to speak the truth. What should I do, Bhagavan?
The most powerful spiritual truth is truth. But we are not speaking about external truth. You have to survive in this untruthful world; therefore, you cannot take the chances with external truth...
If you try to get awakened or transformed, that is not going to work. What will work is inner integrity. It is the most powerful truth…
The first thing in the process of awakening is inner integrity. You have to be completely honest about yourself to yourself. It does not matter who you are or what you are. What is important is – can you confront yourself? Can you face yourself? Can you be honest? Can you be authentic with yourself?
Since most people have never been honest with themselves this is easier said than done. You are frightened of yourselves. You don’t want to see this about yourselves. You would like to put all the internal ugliness under the carpet. That is not really going to help you.
The moment there is integrity, your link with the Lord is firmly established. It is very easy for the Grace to flow. When there is no inner integrity, the contact is not clear. It becomes very difficult to give you Grace.
God is very eager to give Grace to anybody and everybody. However, the problem is with regard to the connection. If the connection is well established, it is more like a telecom line; it is proper if there is inner integrity. That is how it helps you. That is why, in fact, you could yourself do miracles if there is inner integrity.
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