A quote from Meister Eckhart, Selected Writings
Meister Eckhart lucidly describes how our true Being, which should be our primary concern, defines our actions.
The focus on our actions, which is often a plea to be judged as ‘good’ by others, is typically extravert, like much of contemporary society. Meister Eckhart’s insistence on the prime importance of our inner Being reminds me of
The Secret of The Golden Flower – turning the light inwards.
The quote as text:
People should not worry so much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctified our works.