Each one eats to assuage his own hunger; so too, each one must discover the best way to appease his own spiritual hunger. Do not be led away by the scorn of others, or by the recommendation of others. Contact your own reality in the silence that you create by quieting the senses and controlling the mind. There is a voice that you can hear in that silence. The true witness of your having listened to that voice is your behavior. A tree is held and fed by the roots that go into the silent earth. So also, if the roots go deep into the silence of your inner consciousness, your spiritual blossoming is assured.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)