The only place we find truth, love, and creativity is from within our interior. The place within is the human heart where we open to the Spirit. The prophet Jeremiah said that God has written his truth within the heart and Jesus teaches that the kingdom of God is within.
Often in a fear based consciousness and culture, we take a misguided approach that tells us that our true self can come through the externals of the world or from what others think. In reality, we can only express our unique being that is the true self from the Spirit in our heart. From the heart, we express our love and creativity through the mind and body in our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
As we heal and gain the trust to listen to our heart, our soul’s desire for self-giving love expresses itself in relationships, creativity, and work. It all emanates from within and moves outward. The truth of the soul can never begin outside and move inside. A fear based culture always seeks to control from the outside. Attempts to control emerge from fear of lack, loss, or rejection, and never allow the inner freedom to grow. The true wealth of contribution flows through the abundance of love from within, not through fear imposed from without. Love motivates in joy and gratitude. Fear only establishes underlying resentment and restriction. The resulting anxiety stifles peace, enthusiasm, and creativity. When we realize that we find love and creativity solely within the heart, our desire to share in community and create for others continually expands.