I took the following from Caroline Myss during a talk she gave to launch her new book Defy Gravity:
The greatest self-inflicted wound is to waste your life. You do it because you cling to your wounds; there’s no other excuse. Cutting your history from your wounds and using Soul to do and become the impossible, to become consciously more loving and let others love you changes the energy field around you and transforms the world.
This is my Holy Grail, what we call creating our reality, healing, taking ourselves on, standing in the center of our essence, our power. We are always responding to the world with one of two choices. To respond to what we are perceiving with empowerment, blessing it with love, or to lose the opportunity to love. After that choice, the next level sets in motion what occurs in the chakras and everything else takes its command from this choice. This is the quantum choice spinning atoms that make the matter of our life.