Life & Love


“When I open my eyes to the outer world, I feel myself as a drop in the sea – but, when I close my eyes and look within, I see the whole universe as a bubble raised in the ocean of my heart.” Hazrat Inayat Khan.

To achieve happiness, we must build and fortify our ‘inner world.’ Unhappy people blame the ‘outer world.’ The jugglery of balancing the two worlds is an undaunting task. The outer world is misery – while the inner world is bliss.


The outer world exists through the sensory organs, while the inner world is the realm of the soul, consciousness, and imagination. The journey to scale nature and maintain relationships in the outer world may be short and meaningless. However, travelling within and understanding the soul’s existence is an unending voyage into the unknown realm.

When I sit in my lush green garden and look at the frolicking Parakeets on the trees, I try to balance the outward serenity and the blissful feeling deep inside me. Both impart pleasure and completeness to my sensory gizmo and my soul. In those morning hours, I accomplish a unique balance that provides energy and sustenance to follow my daily chores. The outer world keeps changing with the clock’s tickling, but the inner world’s divinity endures through the ups and downs and emotional turmoil that comes with it. “The seat of the soul is where the inner and outer worlds meet – where they overlap.”

The problem arises when we seek inspiration, enthusiasm, and strength from the elements in the outer world, which are not always in our control. We try to draw pleasure and completeness from the essentials, like a whiff of smoke shattering against a momentary breeze. We are dragged away from the facts of life – our inner strength and capabilities. A fragmented inner world culminates into a broken outer world.

The sanctity of true love and meaningful relationships resides in creating a balance between the two worlds. Passion invigorates the person to understand and rightfully comprehend the fragility of outer sensual perceptions and intensely behold love in the lattice of soulful insight. They are called—’Soul mates.’

“Blessed are those who are facilitated through love to attain this balance.”

Human lives are divided into – LIVING and SURVIVING. ‘We live in the inner world and survive in the outer world.’

‘Survival’ is the competition, jealousy, jilt, deceit, and unfaithfulness we draw from our outer world. Eighty per cent of our lives are spent locating and managing the means to survive. Suddenly, one day, we realise that life has ended.

‘Living’ is bliss, inner peace, comprehending the meaning of existence and deciphering the soul’s hieroglyphics.

“The endeavour to survive the attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health is a reflection of the life we envisage living and the inner attitudes of our minds.” The more we explore within ourselves, the more our outer world comes into sharp focus.

ALBERT EINSTEIN said – ‘The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.’

Evil minds screw up their outer world through blame games and victimisation. They do not realise that the external world empowers their ego. More damage, however, is caused by people watching the outer world atrocities, sitting like dummies, and not doing anything.

The EGO is selfish, thinks only about itself, and survives a dual life. When the ego starts controlling the mind, the direction of creativity is lost, creating turmoil in the outer world. But when the HEART, the queen of the inner world, holds the reigns, everything is balanced through feelings of oneness and love. What matters is setting an example, not rendering an opinion.

The catch, however, is to discover our inner monsters and slay them instantaneously. – rather than seeking them out into the outer world and failing to annihilate them. Education, concentration, forgiveness, and meditation all help beautify both worlds. ‘The problem is that the intelligent breed is full of doubt while the stupid nerds are full of confidence’.


“Happy people build their inner world – Unhappy people blame the outer world.”








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  1. Sanjay Prakash says:

    Lovely Analysis

    1. Dr. Anuj says:

      thanks a lot

  2. Dr Ashok Kumar Ojha says:

    The blog “The Jugglery between the outer world and the inner world” relates to a philosophical aspect. We immensely fall in love or are allured by the glittering and sparkling look of the outer world. Yes.. the moment we enter inside a humongous paraphernalia of a mall, its pomp and show attracts us. The way items, whether it of garments, shoes, softwares, or even of a grocery items, are displayed neatly and aesthetically, it becomes difficult to restrain and unwillingly we are impelled to step on to the door step of a branded shop. Further, mammerism in which the items are demonstrated by the sales representative adds to it quality all in itself and pushes you to buy. This is the attraction of the outer world. The inner world lies in your heart i. e the soul. Its glory not only emanates to the outer world but it resonates with the frequency of the outer world and emnates even beyond.We have to understand and learn that your deeds and mannerism are the lasting essence of life that will be remembered for generations. Inner world is reflection of one’s nature and persona that never changes with the change of the environment. Too good..

    1. Dr. Anuj says:

      Dear Ashok Bhai,
      you have very nicely given the example of a mall and the exotic display. Truly said, it’s the outer world that lures us, but the inner world is the truth. Regards

  3. Janice D'Cunha says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. It’s clarity on the subject makes it easy to understand.
    Excellent 👌👍

    1. Dr. Anuj says:

      thanks a lot for the appreciation.


    Too good synopsis of outer and inner world.

    1. Dr. Anuj says:

      Thanks a lot dear.

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