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Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to other people.

Try not to become attached to things. In the three-dimensional world we learn through relationships, not things. We cannot take things with us when we leave. One of the most important of life’s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom. This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations.

Breaking attachments leads to freedom, but breaking attachments does not mean abandoning a loving and meaningful relationship that nourishes your soul. It means ending dependency on any person or thing.  Love is never a dependency. Love is an absolute, unconditional, and timeless state that asks for nothing in return.

Reference: Messages from the Masters: Tapping into the Power of Love by Brian Weiss, M.D.


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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