I've come to realize that this is only partial truth. The outside influences us by choice. Therefore, it assists us in miraculous ways to learn more of who we truly are within & how we choose to create our reality, our life, choices, beliefs, & how we choose to perceive the world, those around us, the past & ourselves, etc., etc. which exudes an expression of who we choose to be in every moment. How we choose to balance what is within us with what is outside of us. Yet this is also how everything is interconnected as one in the same, but also illusion, again the perspective we choose.
This is the basis of my work which you see an example of in this image. So what do you have in your life that inspires you within & vice versa? Who do you have in your life that inspires you within & vice versa? What do you do to inspire you inside & out? Even if it's "just a cup". What is it that inspires you in that moment to use that particular cup, for that particular drink? What inspires you not to use it? To keep it in locked & hidden behind a closed door (within). Fear & illusion. So open the door, let it go, embrace the way it feels to replace it with trust, abundance & gratitude.