Q: How can we purify ourselves?
A: There are four levels of creation for which every human being is responsible: thoughts, feelings, words, and deeds. You need to look at all four levels of creation and be totally honest with yourself—something very few people will do—about the amount, and the purity, of love that you invest into those four levels in every single moment of your day. There are many excuses people use to justify their own non-loving thoughts, feelings, words, and deeds. Ultimately, there needs to come a time when a person can stand in front of the mirror and be that honest. The heart always knows the truth.
There must come a time when accountability, honesty, and integrity are restored. Only you can do that for yourself. To purify the self means to make a conscious choice and a mature, responsible commitment to change any part of your non-loving creations, on any of the four levels, into loving ones. To do this takes tremendous amounts of discipline, courage, tenacity, and perseverance.
The moment the pain of inauthenticity
surpasses the comfort of inauthenticity,
Once a shift is made into that mantle of consciousness, change is imminent and victory is guaranteed! It is a very simple formula. The rules are not difficult. You will only create difficulty in following them if you are more comfort-oriented than growth-oriented.
The pursuit of comfort and the pursuit of growth
are diametrically opposed and mutually exclusive.