Reading the book, “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer led me to a couple of answers to questions that I had had for many years. Beware, those last few chapters may change your mind (possibly your life) about things.
The first was the question posed by one of my recent articles on the inequities of love. “Do we ever want to give less than all we have?” That “all we have” refers to love. The real question was: Why is it that I often feel that I don’t get back as much love as I give?
The answer was, as it often is, presented in the form of a question. “Why are you looking for something outside of yourself?” Yes, that is it. Indeed, if I am made of love and never run out of it, then perhaps this is one of those limitless supplies and therefore not something you ever need to get in the first place!
The second answer wasn’t so much an answer as an attitude adjustment. That’s putting it mildly. I changed forever my feelings about my mother. This topic is a bit too personal to discuss at this moment. Suffice it to say that now I feel nothing but compassion for her (along with the love I have always had.) There is so much relief to be had when you finally “get over” something. And, truth be told, I’ve learned there is no requirement to get over anything.
That’s it. Two changes from three chapters of one book — if you are reading this as a recommendation or a review of that book, by all means, get it. Reading that book, if you need it, might be good for you, too.