Since the origin of our species, the need to feel safe, valuable and loved has made us focus attention outward. But according to Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, spiritual growth is replacing survival as the central objective of the human experience. "The new human species looks at the external world of things, interactions and experiences as a mirror that reflects an internal world of intentions, emotions and thoughts," they write in The Heart of the Soul. "[We] are learning how to look inside ourselves and find the roots of our insecurities and to pull them." Creating authentic power, defined as the "the human experience without the limitations of fear, self-doubt and self-hatred", confronts people with their unhealthiest parts: those that blame, criticise, judge, resent, envy and hate. A proactive, lifetime endeavour to create this requires intention, effort and becoming conscious of emotions. "Even if you are not aware of your emotions, they are always being produced," Zukav and Fr...

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