What kind of people do you tend to notice and appreciate? It is those who are rich, learned and illustrious, those who are successful and who have achieved social prominence.

And when you meet people with great moral qualities – patience, goodness, forbearance, purity and generosity – you fail to appreciate them, and for that matter, you do not even notice them.

Well this is the wrong attitude! For it is thanks to these people who attract no attention that life on earth is still possible. While others make every effort to be noticed and to claim the limelight, they continue modestly to pursue their beneficial activities in the shadows.

The light, peace and harmony emanating from them purifies the atmosphere and renders the air more breathable for everyone. I am not saying this to turn you away from all who are brilliant and talented, no, for some of them fortunately have fine moral qualities too.

I simply wish to draw your attention to the presence of beings who are simple, good and pure, and whom you are not as yet in the habit of noticing.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov