The values of life are within you and you can only bring them to reality by learning how to make the best of your inner self. If life is an adventure and an inspiration, it is also an exploration, starting from within yourself.
In order to receive the best from life, it is essential to discover the golden rule of the “Happy Mean”. Nothing is beyond your capabilities, once you realise the infinite possibilities of your inner self and to realise the “Happy Mean” is to be truly satisfied.
Don't mistake this to mean that you have to be satisfied with what has been called your “lot”. It is false and untrue to accept your “lot” because you have been born into a special status of existence. Remember that all the cate¬gories of life, being “poor”, being of the “middle class”, or the “aristocracy”, are man-made. Being man-made they are artificial and mean very little to those realities of life which come from within you.
Almost all of our greatest men and women have escaped from their original “status” of life. Indeed, I need not even qualify this statement; it is perfectly correct and true to say that ALL have. Those who have been born “aristocrats” have ignored the conventions that seemed to bind them, and have exerted the best that was in them for the good of mankind. Those who have been born in the slums have risen above their environment, to become honored, respected and renowned. It is not money alone which has spurred them on. It was something within them: a realisation of the power within their own selves. This alone drove them on, this alone was their inspiration, this alone saved them from inertia or degradation.
Through their inspiration, which came from within themselves, the world was inspired. Nothing that is within yourself can be lost. Nothing that is within yourself is spurned by the outer world. By the nature that inspires you, your life becomes worthwhile, not only to yourself but to those around you and even beyond.
The thing that inspires you nowbecomes the future inspiration for those who follow you.