It's not that we should cease looking within, it's that we've become so addicted to it that we've become myopic, unable to focus on the bigger picture, the wider horizon. It's more that we've trained ourselves too well--yes, our impact is important, yes knowing our motivations is helpful for leading a kind and loving life, but we've forgotten one key fact: it's not all about us.
If someone is quite obviously having a bad day, it isn't your fault. If the car in front of you hits a squirrel on your morning commute, it isn't your fault. If your boss/teacher/parent closes her door while on the phone, they aren't discussing your shortcomings.
Petals, we are doing our best. Now we just have to trust and rest our eyes on something beautiful.