If this is repeat, forgive me. I just came across it and can't remember whether I've already blogged it or not!
You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.
--From A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
I really like it a lot. We could all do well to ponder it!
I just just now looked up Eckhart Tolle to give you a link and found this gem:
To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe.Another motivation to be faithful to our meditative practice.