Question: Should a person oblige himself to stick to a certain routine, or is it enough to feel a general inspiration in order to be harmony?
Answer: We must understand one thing: A person in his linear ego cannot make himself do something. The one who is in contact with society doesn’t force himself to do anything.
Society inspires him and directs him towards new desires. He, seeing them as his own as well as of society (“we” and the new “I” among us), begins to act accordingly. A different type of “round” desires appear in him, which are necessary for all of society. He fulfills them gladly and they become his own, but they are actually the same desires society needs.
Then a work schedule appears in him naturally. It isn’t difficult to follow a daily schedule; he can even work 20 hours a day. He has enough energy. Both the desires and the energy come from society, and this is where he feels the reward when he actually realizes these desires.
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 5/23/12