The Untethered Soul

by Michael A. Singer

Troy Shu
Troy Shu
Updated at: March 04, 2024
The Untethered Soul
The Untethered Soul

What are the big ideas? 1. The voice inside your head is a constant mental dialogue that can be observed objectively: This book emphasizes the importance of observi

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What are the big ideas?

  1. The voice inside your head is a constant mental dialogue that can be observed objectively: This book emphasizes the importance of observing the inner mental chatter without judgment and understanding its patterns. It suggests that much of this dialogue is meaningless and unnecessary but may serve as a way to release built-up energy or make us feel more comfortable in the world around us.
  2. The heart is the source of infinite energy: Unlike Western culture, which often overlooks inner energy, this book highlights the significance of the heart as a reservoir of unlimited energy. It explains that every mental and emotional activity requires energy expenditure and that there's an internal source of energy distinct from external sources.
  3. Transcending the tendency to close: The book teaches readers to learn to let go of energies that attempt to draw their consciousness into them, emphasizing the importance of staying centered and consciously focusing on thoughts and emotions rather than becoming fully absorbed in them.
  4. Inner pain is temporary and a necessary part of spiritual growth: Instead of avoiding inner pain or trying to protect oneself from it, this book encourages readers to embrace it as a natural part of the spiritual journey towards freedom and enlightenment. It emphasizes that pain is temporary and will eventually pass through one's consciousness if allowed to do so without resistance.
  5. The psyche creates mental structures that limit awareness: This book highlights the importance of letting go of mental and emotional structures that block natural light and keep us trapped in a limited awareness. It encourages readers to focus on removing the blocks to their inner light rather than defending their self-concepts or mental fortresses, allowing them to experience true freedom and expanded consciousness.

Chapter Summaries



  • The concept of "self" is more complex than initially presumed, as it may refer to different aspects of ourselves in various situations.
  • Traditional psychological theories, such as Freud's division of the psyche into id, ego, and superego, do not provide clear answers regarding which aspect of ourselves we should be true to.
  • To understand "self," we will embark on a journey of exploration through our intuitive experiences instead of relying on external sources or experts.
  • The book's chapters serve as mirrors for observing different aspects of ourselves, requiring only the willingness to honestly look at ourselves intuitively.
  • By refocusing and acknowledging our own inner wisdom, we can gain clarity, empowerment, and respect for who we truly are, enabling us to be true to ourselves.

1. the voice inside your head


  • The mental dialogue inside your head never stops and can be confusing and distracting
  • Observing this voice objectively helps you understand its patterns and realize that you are not it
  • Much of what the voice says is meaningless and unnecessary, but it may serve as a way to release built-up energy or make you feel more comfortable with the world around you
  • The mental manipulation of outer experiences allows you to control your perception of reality and buffer it from raw experience
  • True personal growth involves transcending the need for constant mental chatter and becoming aware of the one inside who notices the voice talking.


“It’s actually a shocking realization when you first notice that your mind is constantly talking. You might even try to yell at it in a feeble attempt to shut it up. But then you realize that’s the voice yelling at the voice:”

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it.”

“The truth is that most of life will unfold in accordance with forces far outside your control, regardless of what your mind says about it”

“Billions of things are going on in this world. You can think about it all you want, but life is still going to keep on happening.”

“there is no reason to constantly attempt to figure everything out”

“Eventually you will see that the real cause of problem is not life itself. It's the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes the problems.”

“What you end up experiencing is really a personal presentation of the world according to you, rather than the stark, unfiltered experience of what is really out there. This mental manipulation of the outer experience allows you to buffer reality as it comes in.”

“Reality is just too real for most of us, so we temper it with the mind.”

“True personal growth is about transcending the part of you that is not okay and needs protection.”

2. your inner roommate


  • The inner roommate, or psyche, talks incessantly, creating neurotic drama and causing conflict both within and without.
  • To gain perspective on this inner voice, personify it as a separate person and spend a day with them. This will make the neurosis more apparent and help you recognize its destructive nature.
  • The voice inside is often wrong about situations and offers unreliable advice. Just like you wouldn't trust an outside friend who consistently gave bad advice, it's essential to question the validity of inner voices that cause distress.
  • To break free from the hold of the habitual mind, commit to the inner work of self-awareness and observation. Practice becoming the witness, distancing yourself from your thoughts and emotions, and setting the direction for your life with a firm will.


“Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find peace and contentment is to stop thinking about yourself.”

“When a problem is disturbing you, don't ask, "What should I do about it?" Ask, "What part of me is being disturbed by this?”

“The only permanent solution to your problems is to go inside and let go of the part of you that seems to have so many problems with reality. Once you do that, you'll be clear enough to deal with what's left.”

“How would you feel if someone outside really started talking to you the way your inner voice does? How would you relate to a person who opened their mouth to say everything your mental voice says? After a very short period of time, you would tell them to leave and never come back. But when your inner friend continuously speaks up, you don’t ever tell it to leave. No matter how much trouble it causes, you listen.”

3. who are you?


  • Ask the question "Who am I?" continuously and sincerely to attain inner freedom
  • You're not a collection of labels or experiences, but rather the one experiencing them
  • Contemplate on who is looking, watching dreams, feeling emotions, and thinking thoughts to understand your true self
  • You're not outside objects or the outside world, but rather the one inside experiencing them
  • Inner and outer experiences compete for your attention, with you being the one having both
  • Your existence is not dependent on thoughts, as they can stop or be noisy
  • Realize that you are the experiencer of all things, not the objects themselves or the thoughts about them
  • Consciousness is pure awareness, and understanding this leads to enlightenment.

4. the lucid self


  • Consciousness has the ability to focus on specific objects.
  • Lucid awareness allows you to remain aware that you're experiencing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations without becoming fully absorbed in them.
  • Synchronization of senses can draw your consciousness into experiences, making it hard to differentiate between yourself and the experience.
  • Understanding the nature of Self through meditation leads to a state of awareness and self-realization.

5. infinite energy


  • Inner energy is as important as consciousness and is often overlooked in Western culture.
  • Every mental and emotional activity requires energy expenditure.
  • There's an internal source of energy distinct from external sources.
  • Depression can drain all inner energy, but it can be suddenly replenished by strong emotions like love.
  • You have a vast amount of inner energy that is always available to you.
  • Closing your heart or mind blocks the flow of inner energy.
  • Opening yourself up allows for the inflow of inner energy and feelings like love, enthusiasm, and joy.
  • Inner energy is unlimited and not affected by age or tiredness.
  • You can control your inner energy by deciding to stay open instead of closing.
  • Past experiences influence your ability to open or close based on positive or negative impressions.
  • Choosing to stay open allows for a fuller, more energetic life experience.


“The only thing you have to know is that opening allows energy in, and closing blocks it out. Now you have to decide whether or not you want this energy. How high do you want to get? How much love do you want to feel? How much enthusiasm do you want to have for the things you do? If enjoying a full life means experiencing high energy, love, and enthusiasm all the time, then don’t ever close.”

“Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.”

“The more you stay open, the more the energy flow can build. At some point, so much energy comes into you that it starts flowing out of you. You feel it as waves pouring off of you. You can actually feel it flowing off your hands, out your heart, and through other energy centers. All these energy centers open, and a tremendous amount of energy starts flowing out of you. What is more, the energy affects other people. People can pick up on your energy, and you’re feeding them with this flow. If you are willing to open even more, it never stops. You become a source of light for all those around you.”

“The most important thing in life is your inner energy. If you’re always tired and never enthused, then life is no fun. But if you’re always inspired and filled with energy, then every minute of every day is an exciting experience. Learn to work with these things. Through meditation, through awareness and willful efforts, you can learn to keep your centers open. You do this by just relaxing and releasing. You do this by not buying into the concept that there is anything worth closing over. Remember, if you love life, nothing is worth closing over.”

6. the secrets of the spiritual heart


  • The heart is the place where all energy flows to sustain and inspire you.
  • Energy patterns that cannot make it through your mind get stored in the heart as Samskaras.
  • Stored energy patterns interact with current thoughts and events, causing vibrations to be released.
  • Past impressions can affect your life years later, even if the circumstances are not identical.
  • The heart can become blocked by either pushing away negative experiences or clinging to positive ones.
  • To experience a permanently open heart, allow all experiences to come in and pass through without resistance or clinging.
  • Purifying the heart of stored energy patterns is a natural process that leads to unending inspiration, love, and openness.


“Your eyes are not really windows through which you look out into the world. Your eyes are cameras that send electronic images of the world into you.”

“If experience is the best teacher, there's nothing that comes close to the experience of life.”

7. transcending the tendency to close


  • The key to inner freedom lies in learning to let go of the energies that attempt to draw your consciousness into them.
  • When you feel a change in energy inside, relax and release. Fall behind the energy instead of going into it.
  • Consciousness is a powerful force; when you focus on thoughts and emotions, they become charged with energy and power.
  • Remaining centered requires conscious effort to decide not to go with the energies that attempt to draw your attention.
  • The more you practice letting go, the stronger your center of consciousness becomes, allowing you to experience greater inner peace and freedom.


“Ultimately, if you protect yourself perfectly, you will never grow.”

“To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems instead of being lost in them... Once you've made the commitment to free yourself of the scared person inside, you will notice that there is a clear decision point at which your growth takes place.”

“You just let go. It's simply a matter of taking the risk that you are better off letting go than going with the energy.”

“Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.”

“You don’t fight the mind. In fact, you don’t even try to change it. You just make a game out of relaxing in the face of its melodrama.”

“When you feel the pull, like somebody pulling on your heart, you just let go. You fall behind it. You simply relax and release. And no matter how many times you’re pulled, that’s how many times you relax and release. Because the tendency to get drawn in is constant, the willingness to let go and fall behind has to be constant.”

8. let go now or fall


  • When a blockage gets hit, let go immediately to prevent falling into a negative cycle.
  • The longer you hold onto your stuff, the harder it becomes to let go later.
  • Consciousness is always drawn to the most distracting object or situation.
  • Disturbance distorts your perception of reality and makes life seem darker and more difficult.
  • Falling down into disturbance makes it harder to let go and return to your seat of awareness.
  • Externalizing disturbance by acting on it only deepens the negative cycle and makes it even harder to let go.
  • The secret to avoiding falls is to never leave the seat of Self—let go immediately when you notice disturbance arising within you.


“Life is continuously changing, and if you’re trying to control it, you’ll never be able to fully live it.”

“Fear is the cause of every problem. It’s the root of all prejudices and the negative emotions of anger, jealousy, and possessiveness. If you had no fear, you could be perfectly happy living in this world.”

9. removing your inner thorn


  • Embrace problems as agents for growth instead of trying to protect yourself from them.
  • Choose to remove the root cause of inner disturbances rather than adjusting your life to avoid situations that stir them up.
  • Inner thorns, such as loneliness or rejection, can be removed and no longer control your life.
  • Focus on being aware of your consciousness instead of getting absorbed in inner melodrama.
  • Sit comfortably deep inside the seat of awareness to experience a flow of inner energy called Shakti or Spirit.
  • Transcend inner disturbances by becoming aware while they parade before you and releasing them instead of fighting against them.

10. stealing freedom for your soul


  • Understanding that failure and success have different meanings in relation to the psyche is crucial for personal growth.
  • Failure refers to a state of being disturbed, anxious, and neurotic, which leads to endless inner problems and an addiction to finding external solutions.
  • Success means never having to think about your psyche again, as it is no longer a problem.
  • To achieve success, one must learn to treat the psyche like any other addiction by simply stopping the mind from trying to fix personal problems.
  • The mind is not the guilty party; it's just a tool that can be used for various purposes. It becomes neurotic when asked to manipulate the external world to solve inner problems.
  • To free yourself, you must stop expecting the mind to fix what's wrong inside of you and instead relax and release your attachment to its constant problem-solving efforts.
  • Practicing awareness is essential in staying centered behind the mind and not getting lost in its neurosis. Setting up reminders throughout your day can help maintain this awareness.
  • Persistently centered consciousness is the seat of Self, where you are always conscious of being conscious, with no effort required.
  • Every shift in energy, whether it's agitation of the mind or shifts in the heart, serves as a reminder to let go and return to your centered state.
  • Using all energies to your advantage, you can free yourself from the bondage of your psyche and experience liberation in the midst of your daily life.


“You don’t have to constantly be mulling over what you said or what this person thinks of you. What kind of life are you going to have if you worry about these things all the time? Inner sensitivity is a symptom of non-well-being.”

“Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that’s the only time everything will be okay.”

“The key is to be quiet. It’s not that your mind has to be quiet. You be quiet. You, the one inside watching the neurotic mind, just relax.”

“Eventually it will become quiet enough so that you can simply watch the heart begin to react, and let go before the mind starts. At some point in the journey it all becomes heart, not mind. ... The mind doesn’t even get a chance to start up because you let go at the heart level.”

11. pain, the price of freedom


  • Inner pain and disturbance can cause people to manipulate and control their environment in an attempt to avoid feeling it.
  • Fear of inner pain keeps you from being free and living fully in the present moment.
  • Inner pain is temporary, it's just energy passing through your heart.
  • When something painful touches your psyche, your tendency is to withdraw and protect yourself, but this only serves to build up a psychological structure around the closure, leading to long-term consequences.
  • To be free, you must learn to relax and release instead of closing and resisting.
  • Pain is the price of freedom.
  • Deep spiritual growth comes from being willing to face and release inner pain.
  • If you close around pain, it will stay inside and build up, leading to sensitivity and fear about that subject for the rest of your life.
  • To be free, you must learn to relax and remain open in the face of pain, allowing it to pass through you.


“The psyche is built upon avoiding this pain, and as a result, it has fear of pain as its foundation. That is what caused the psyche to be. To understand this, notice that if the feeling of rejection is a major problem for you, you will fear experiences that cause rejection. That fear will become part of your psyche. Even though the actual events causing rejection are infrequent, you will have to deal with the fear of rejection all the time. That is how we create a pain that is always there. If you are doing something to avoid pain, then pain is running your life. All of your thoughts and feelings will be affected by your fears.”

“To get some distance from this, you first need to get some perspective. Walk outside on a clear night and just look up into the sky. You are sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Though you can only see a few thousand stars, there are hundreds of billions of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy alone. In fact, it is estimated that there are over a trillion stars in the Spiral Galaxy. And that galaxy would look like one star to us, if we could even see it. You’re just standing on one little ball of dirt and spinning around one of the stars. From that perspective, do you really care what people think about your clothes or your car? Do you really need to feel embarrassed if you forget someone’s name? How can you let these meaningless things cause pain? If you want out, if you want a decent life, you had better not devote your life to avoiding psychological pain. You had better not spend your life worrying about whether people like you or whether your car impresses people. What kind of life is that? It is a life of pain. You may not think that you feel pain that often, but you really do. To spend your life avoiding pain means it’s always right behind you.”

“Wise beings do not want to remain a slave to the fear of pain. They permit the world to be what it is instead of being afraid of it. They wholeheartedly participate in life, but not for the purpose of using life to avoid themselves. If life does something that causes a disturbance inside of you, instead of pulling away, let it pass through you like the wind. After all, things happen every day that cause inner disturbance. At any moment you can feel frustration, anger, fear, jealousy, insecurity, or embarrassment. If you watch, you will see that the heart is trying to push it all away. If you want to be free, you have to learn to stop fighting these human feelings.”

“When you feel pain, simply view it as energy. Just start seeing these inner experiences as energy passing through your heart and before the eye of your consciousness. Then relax. Do the opposite of contracting and closing. Relax and release. Relax your heart until you are actually face-to-face with the exact place where it hurts. Stay open and receptive so you can be present right where the tension is. You must be willing to be present right at the place of the tightness and pain, and then relax and go even deeper. This is very deep growth and transformation. But you will not want to do this. You will feel tremendous resistance to doing this, and that’s what makes it so powerful. As you relax and feel the resistance, the heart will want to pull away, to close, to protect, and to defend itself. Keep relaxing. Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and give room for the pain to pass through you. It’s just energy. Just see it as energy and let it go.”

12. taking down the walls


  • The psyche can create a mental structure, or house, made of thoughts and emotions that blocks natural light and keeps one trapped in a limited awareness.
  • Defending this house and its self-concept requires energy and effort, as one is hiding inside and clinging to past experiences and future dreams (decorating the walls with thoughts).
  • To achieve true freedom and expand awareness, one must let everyday life take down the walls of thoughts that block the light.
  • Focusing on enlightenment while maintaining mental fortresses is contradictory; instead, focus on removing the blocks to the infinite light within oneself.

13. far, far beyond


  • Spirituality means constantly going beyond yourself and your limitations
  • Everything is infinite, but we perceive finiteness due to mental boundaries
  • To go beyond, you must understand why you built your mental model and challenge it
  • Fear keeps us in our comfort zone, which limits the expanse of consciousness
  • Going beyond means facing reality without mental boundaries and letting go of the effort to keep things within defined limits
  • The choice is to either devote your life to staying in your comfort zone or working on your freedom.


“We are constantly trying to hold it all together. If you really want to see why you do things, then don't do them and see what happens.”

“So there are two ways you can live: you can devote your life to staying in your comfort zone, or you can work on your freedom.”

“Spirituality is the commitment to go beyond, no matter what it takes. It’s an infinite journey based upon going beyond yourself every minute of every day for the rest of your life. If you’re truly going beyond, you are always at your limits. You’re never back in the comfort zone. A spiritual being feels as though they are always against that edge, and they are constantly being pushed through it.”

“When you are trained, like a great athlete, to immediately relax through your edges when they get hit, then it’s all over. You realize that you will always be fine. Nothing can ever bother you except your edges, and now you know what to do with them. You end up loving your edges because they point your way to freedom. All you have to do is constantly relax and lean into them. Then one day, when you least expect it, you fall through into the infinite. That is what it means to go beyond.”

14. letting go of false solidity


  • The psyche is built through clinging and creating a self-concept based on our experiences, thoughts, and emotions. This protective shield helps us feel safer and in control, but also limits our ability to connect deeply with others and ourselves.
  • Society reinforces the tendency to build and protect our mental and emotional structures by rewarding those who conform to societal expectations and punishing those who don't.
  • The root of the psyche lies in fear and the need for control. As we let go of this need, we can pass through the inner turmoil and experience true peace and freedom.
  • Living spiritually means letting go of our attachment to our thoughts, emotions, and experiences, and allowing them to come and go without defining ourselves in relation to them.
  • The only way out of the inner struggle is by turning within and becoming aware of the Self that witnesses it all. This awareness transcends the psyche and leads to true freedom, love, and happiness.


“long have you been hiding in there struggling to keep it all together? Any time anything goes wrong in the protective model you built about yourself, you defend and rationalize in order to get it back together. Your mind does not stop struggling until you’ve processed the event or somehow made it go away. People feel their very existence is at stake, and they will fight and argue until they get control back. This is all because we have attempted to build solidity where there is none. Now we have to fight to keep it together. The problem is, there is no way out that way. There is no peace and there is no winning in that struggle. You were told not to build your house upon sand. Well, this is the ultimate sand. In fact, you built your house in empty space. If you continue to cling to what you built, you will have to continually and perpetually defend yourself. You will have to keep everybody and everything straight in order to reconcile your conceptual model with reality. It’s a constant struggle to keep it together.”

15. the path of unconditional happiness


  • Make the simple choice of wanting to be happy, unconditionally
  • Understand that your heart opening leads to happiness and energy, while closing it leads to misery
  • Refuse to close your heart no matter what happens, even if it means letting go and staying open
  • Stay conscious, centered, and committed to remaining open to life
  • Let go of the tendency to defend yourself or make conditions for your happiness
  • Practice meditation to strengthen your consciousness and stay aware enough not to allow your heart to close
  • Unconditional happiness is a high path that solves both daily life and spiritual growth
  • God desires to be around happy, joyful beings. Be one of them to find true connection with the divine.


“If you decide that you're going to be happy from now on for the rest of your life, you will not only be happy, you will become enlightened. Unconditional happiness is the highest technique there is.This is truly a spiritual path, and it as direct and sure a path to Awakening as could possibly exist.”

“If you want to be happy, you have to let go of the part of you that wants to create melodrama. This is the part that thinks there’s a reason not to be happy. You have to transcend the personal, and as you do, you will naturally awaken to the higher aspects of your being. In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do. You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy? You gain nothing by being bothered by life’s events. It doesn’t change the world; you just suffer. There’s always going to be something that can bother you, if you let it.”

16. the spiritual path of nonresistance


  • Life's natural flow causes tension and resistance when opposed by willpower
  • Willpower is a force emanating from the Self that creates resistance to life's events, past or future
  • Resisting past events or future possibilities wastes energy and blocks heart's energy flow
  • Allowing events to pass through without resistance leads to inner peace and contentment.


“Acceptance means events can make it through you without resistance”

“Imagine if you used relationships to get to know other people, rather than to satisfy what is blocked inside of you. If you’re not trying to make people fit into your preconceived notions of what you like and dislike, you will find that relationships are not really that difficult. If you’re not so busy judging and resisting people based upon what is blocked inside of you, you will find that they are much easier to get along with—and so are you. Letting go of yourself is the simplest way to get closer to others.”

17. contemplating death


  • Death is a great teacher that shows us the true value of life and can teach us important lessons at any moment.
  • Contemplate the inevitability of death and strive to live each day at your highest potential.
  • Let go of personal issues, such as jealousy or grudges, and focus on making those you love happy.
  • Live fully in the present moment and experience life without fear of what comes next.
  • Understand that life is precious because it is temporal, and we should appreciate each moment given to us.
  • Embrace death as a natural part of life and let it encourage us to live more deeply and meaningfully.


“It is truly a great cosmic paradox that one of the best teachers in all of life turns out to be death. No person or situation could ever teach you as much as death has to teach you. While someone could tell you that you are not your body, death shows you. While someone could remind you of the insignificance of the things that you cling to, death takes them all away in a second. While people can teach you that men and women of all races are equal and that there is no difference between the rich and the poor, death instantly makes us all the same.”

“Death changes everything in a flash. That’s the reality of the situation. If all these things can be changed in an instant, then maybe they aren’t so real after all.”

“Life itself is your career, and your interaction with life is your most meaningful relationship. Everything else you’re doing is just focusing on a tiny subset of life in the attempt to give life some meaning. What actually gives life meaning is the willingness to live it. It isn’t any particular event; it’s the willingness to experience life’s events.”

“What if you knew that the next person you’d see would be the last person you would ever see? You’d be right there soaking it in, experiencing it. It wouldn’t matter what they were saying; you’d just enjoy hearing the words because it would be the last conversation you’d ever have. What if you brought that kind of awareness to every conversation? That’s what happens when you’re told that death is around the corner: you change, life doesn’t change.”

“You have to understand that it is your attempt to get special experiences from life that makes you miss the actual experience of life.”

“You really don’t need more time before death; what you need is more depth of experience during the time you’re given.”

18. the secret of the middle way


  • The Tao is the place where energies are balanced, not participating in extremes
  • To access the Tao, let go of the extremes and stay centered
  • The Tao is empty, like the eye of a hurricane, drawing energy from the swirl of life
  • Being present in each moment and remaining clear allows events to unfold naturally without confusion or overwhelm
  • Sailing is an analogy for moving in the Tao: finding the balance point between forces and adjusting as needed
  • The more you can work with the balance, the more effortless action becomes
  • Constantly check if you are living in the center or lost in extremes to maintain harmony.

19. the loving eyes of god


  • The tendency to judge arises from the egoic mind.
  • Judging is a lower state of consciousness that separates us from others and keeps us from experiencing unity and oneness.
  • God's nature is love, compassion, and acceptance, and there is no judgment in the Divine.
  • The more we let go of our judgments and open our hearts, the closer we come to experiencing the Divine and its infinite love for all of creation.
  • When we see through the eyes of true love, we will only see beauty and perfection in others, just as God does.


“You naturally begin to center more and more on the spiritual part of your being. You do this not by reaching for the Spirit, but by letting go of the rest.”

“When you walk through a beautiful botanical garden, you feel open and light. You feel love. You see beauty. You don’t judge the shape and placement of every leaf. The leaves are of all sizes and shapes and they face every-which-way. That’s what makes them beautiful. What if you felt that way about people? What if they didn’t all have to dress the same, believe the same, or behave the same? What if they were like the flowers, and however they happened to be seemed beautiful to you?”

“If you truly love someone, your love sees past their humanness”

“Instead of being encouraged to feel completely protected, loved, honored, and respected by the Divine Force, you've been taught that you're being judged. Because you've been taught that, you feel guilt and fear. But guilt and fear do not open you connection to the Divine; they only serve to close your heart. The reality is that God's way is love, and you can see this for yourself.”

“Your relationship with God is the same as your relationship with the sun. If you hid from the sun for years and then chose to come out of your darkness, the sun would still be shining as if you had never left. You don’t need to apologize. You just pick your head up and look at the sun. It’s the same way when you decide to turn toward God—you just do it.”


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