Find the Secret Victory that Lives Just Behind Any Unwanted Event
Key Lesson: There is hidden just behind every bitter disappointment the presence of a sweet light whose power can turn any unwanted event into a new kind of victory yet imagined.
Letting Go: A Little Bit at a Time
(From the Introduction)
With consistent attention and persistent effort, you can release whatever now stands between you and the freedom for which your heart seeks. You can let go. Never mind what's happened in the past; forget whatever your mind tells you can't be done. You don't need strength or even courage to drop those dark thoughts and feelings that have your heart and mind tied down; all you need to shatter any unwanted situation is the willingness to see what's true and what's not about you. The truth is, once you have the right interior tools and know how to use them, nothing in the universe can stop you from breaking out of old patterns and starting life over.
This book is filled with hundreds of powerful, small "hammers" -- special insights on exactly when and where to apply the liberating light of higher self-awareness -- so that, a little at a time, you're empowered to strike the gentle interior blows that release the truly free and fearless you. Now, all that's left to do -- to start a whole new chapter of your life -- is to turn the page and welcome the light that first reveals and then releases you to realize your highest possibilities.
The seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear.
Each day, as you discover something new about the strange and shaky nature of your own fearful reactions, they begin to lose their power over you. Why? Because you are at last seeing them for what they have always been: unintelligent mechanical forces.
To be consciously afraid means that you know you are frightened, but at the same time you know that these very fears, as real as they may seem, are not you.
Fear is, and has always been, nothing but a self-limiting reaction that we cling to in the darkness of our present life-level, having mistaken it for a shield of self-protection. But, just as the faintest of early morning sunlight can dispel the night-long darkness, so does the smallest of insights into a persistent fear lead to letting it go.
Dare to proceed even while being afraid. But remember, your new aim isn't to be courageous or to try and act strong in the face of fear. No. We've seen that this won't work. You simply want to be more curious about your frightened thoughts and feelings than you want to believe in them.