I don’t want to react; I want to act with concern and reason and effectiveness. When I develop the habit of making a momentary withdrawal in situations of danger, I’m better able to achieve this. Turning within, I’m able to remember my link with the divine, the link of love, the link that fills me with peace and wisdom and good wishes. It’s like an exercise: going inwards i.e. connecting with the self, then upwards towards the Supreme and then outwards (in the field of karma). Doing this repeatedly through the day as a discipline as well as at times of danger, I’ll keep moving forward with stability and strength.
In order to maintain this power, I have to put a high value on introversion. If I’m too extrovert, I’ll become caught up in external circumstances, and won’t have power to withdraw available to me at the moment of need.