(excerpt from a Vernon Howard talk, 1991)So tell yourself and the divine spirit – “I want more than anything else – Authentic Life”. I want it more than my self-centered dramatics. Cease to call unlife – Life.You have to do the work. And you have to do it ALL ALONE. You do not need those people at all. No human being, system can help you. You do not want true life until you understand that – you want your definition of life, not AUTHENTIC LIFE. The world can only give you low-level promotions and your present thinking matches the world’s. YOU CANNOT REFER TO YOURSELF ANYMORE. Break out of yourself. Get over your stupid bad habit of allowing thoughts/stormy emotions to take you over. Calmly say – “Well, what do you know, I have nothing of value inside of me. Cheerfully see that you don’t know what to do at all. Exhaust all your answers. The “NO ANSWER BANK” – It is there so that you can have a very personal/authentic relationship with God.
Walk with the Spirit. Conquer the entire world in a different way. You don’t have to know where you are going – just know where you have been. You are worried sick – see that you have no security to lose. Know that you cannot trust yourself again. That is a prayer, an invitation. You will lose the false life that has tormented you since you were a child.
This has been the only true relief, reward. You know that from yourself. Trust, follow ONLY THAT. All else will betray you – by betraying God. You have a responsibility and a noble duty to transform your nature.