“True change happens within, not without. Find the Now within. Everybody you come in contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the peace that you emanate, whether they are conscious of it or not.” Eckhart Tolle (from A New Earth)
The irony of the Transcendent Way is that when you change you won’t be there to experience it. The you that you are now will be be here to experience the change that happens within. We can only experience the change that happens without in form, in objects. But the change that happens within change you, so that the you that knows the change is not the your you are now.
When you change within, you also change the without. The You that has changed within does not know the you that you are now imagining what this change would be like. You won’t be there to know the new change, because there is no comparing mind that says, “Oh, this change is better. I like this change. Wow, I’m changed.”
Again, the irony. Why seek the change that happens within because you won’t be there to enjoy it. And yet, you must.