One of the main themes in your new book, The Courage to Be Free, concerns recovering what you call “our original fearless self.” What freedom have we lost, and how do we reclaim it?
The first step to reclaiming freedom is self-honesty. Without that, nothing can change. And the principle thing we’ve lost, that underlies all of the fear that visits most of us, is our ability to love. By love I don’t mean the sentimental, common type of love that is full of sensation and everyday emotion. What I mean by the ability to love is the divine capacity each of has to become one with whatever we give our attention to.