Why is it necessary to start the inner work to see a change on the outside?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
No one can deny that in our interior we carry many errors and that erroneous states also exist.
If indeed we want to change, we need with maximum and unavoidable urgency to radically modify those erroneous states of our consciousness.
The absolute modification of the erroneous states originates complete transformations in the field of practical life.
Obviously, when one seriously works on the erroneous states, then the unpleasant events of life can no longer hurt so easily.
We are stating something that can only be comprehended by living it, when indeed one experiences it precisely in the field of actions.
Whosoever does not work on himself is always a victim of circumstances; he is like a miserable log on the boisterous waters of the ocean.
Samael Aun Weor. Book: Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
The vast majority of us have the self of laziness, the self of lust, greed, envy, pride, gluttony, anger, jealousy and many more. Their determination not to lose a prey speaks to us of the tenacity or perseverance that we must have in working on ourselves and which must be our priority, and thus achieve personal regeneration symbolized by the regeneration of its lost leg.
The fact of hiding and remaining alert waiting for a prey to feed reminds us of the biblical Proverbs, chapter 22 verse 3 that says: “The alert sees evil, and hides; yet the most simple pass and absorb the damage".
The great majority of us belong to the group of the simple: everything happens to us, the ego manipulates us as it pleases, we do not have our own individuality, José is not José, Víctor is not Víctor, María is not María, Carlota is not Charlotte, etc.
We are the walking self, we are not free, it is our legion of selves that drives us. We have to hide, ambush the self and kill it with the help of our inner Divine Mother, since each one has their own, so that we can free our hidden virtues, the virtues of the soul: charity, serenity, humility, sweetness of character, patience, moderation in everything we do, joy for the good of others, sexual decency, fidelity, always telling the truth, empathy towards our fellow men, the will to do things, etc., that is our food to advance in our spiritual growth and to be a true example for our fellow men.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 93, Chapter: "Esoteric Symbolism of the Crab."