Hugh Prather wrote in his book Notes on Love & Courage that
'No matter how good things get, my capacity to make myself unhappy is always equal to it'.
When I read that sentence many years ago, I understood the point he was making, that how we feel on the inside is never a reflection of how our life looks on the outside, and that success in life does not create happiness in and of itself.
Knowing that your feelings are created inside of you independently of life circumstances is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't take you all the way. All too often, it leads to the false conclusion that there must be something wrong with me, something I need that I don't yet have, or something I have that I need to get rid of.
What Sydney Banks realised, and was able to share with the world, was the nature of thought and the crucial role it plays in creating our experience. He saw, in essence, that our capacity to create any feeling is limitless, and it has nothing to do with how good (or bad) life seems to be on the outside.
The three principles understanding is truly a game-changer, as it liberates us from the illusory idea that something has to change before we can feel differently. Until we see through that illusion, it literally runs our life in an endless search for something we can never find.
Catching a glimpse of how it really works puts an end to the search, brings us home to ourself and ignites a world of possibility we never knew existed.
It's my pleasure to share this understanding at my upcoming Truth of the Moment training in London