Throughout time, they stay up
there—and you get all their strength.
Eventually, they can’t touch you.
I mean, you can meditate, say
mantras, do breathing exercises, do
yoga, or read the Bible—all these
things are alternatives to giving in to
your reactive self. But if you’re able to
just sit there and relax, it will happen.
You don’t need anything else.
Of course, if you start getting
involved with new garbage, the lower
energies will all come right back.
Everybody’s capable of reaching these
very high states, but not if they’re
hanging out with the lower self.
KK: It helps to realize you’re never
upset about what you think you’re
upset about. Something underneath all
that is causing the reaction.
MS: That’s absolutely true. A friend
walks by and you say, “Hi, Sally,” and
she doesn’t say hello back. Why would
that upset you? There are 7 billion
people on this planet and they didn’t
say hello either. It upsets you
because you needed her to recognize
you. Otherwise, you feel offended. I
thought she was my friend. I trusted her.
What will people think if they see she
didn’t say hello to me? You projected all
these internal issues on to “Hi, Sally.”
All day you’re thinking, The next time
she says hello to me I won’t say hello
back. You’re making this royal mess
inside yourself when it should be just
a two-second thought: Why didn’t she
say hello? I don’t know. And that’s the
end of it. You don’t even ask her later
why she didn’t. It doesn’t matter.
KK: This reminds me of your teaching
that no experience is truly traumatic.
The way you deal with it causes
the trauma. So it’s not really the
experience. It’s you.
MS: Who taught us that if not Christ?
Look what he went through while
remaining at peace. The essence of his
teachings is acceptance, nonresistance,
KK: Is it ever okay to hold on to the
good things in our minds?
MS: It depends on what level you want
to have a conversation. At the deepest
possible level, everything exists in the
now. What happened before is just
stored in your mind, and whenever
you’re focused on that, you’re missing
what’s happening now. How do you
know the present moment isn’t any
more beautiful than the past you’re
busy thinking about?
It doesn’t mean you can’t ever
think of a nice thing. But people
build in their mind a collage of the
nice experiences they’ve had without
respecting and appreciating the
moment unfolding in front of them.
That’s not “be here now.” It’s “be
Is it ever okay? Everything is okay.
There’s nothing that’s wrong. The
question is how deep you have gone
in understanding that the reason the
past situation was beautiful is that it
hit your personal self in a way that
you opened and felt the beauty of
your true self. It really isn’t the outside
People talk about whether they have
chemistry with someone else. There
is no chemistry. This person started
interacting with you in a way that
helped you feel an uprising of energy—
which you call love—that made it past
your blockages. You think you love
this person, but what you really love is
experiencing the free energy you feel
inside. The moment that person does
something that causes your blockage to
get hit, you’re not going to look at them
and think, I love you.
You are the one who’s beautiful,
when you open. All love, all joy, all
light, all inspiration is inside of you.
When you are closed to it, you think
something outside is required for you
to open and feel it. But that’s because
We are souls
We don't have souls