Many of the troubles of the world – individual troubles – come from the one fact that we do not maintain our spiritual integrity. Out in the human world, people do not maintain their human integrity. Parents will not free themselves from their children, or children will not free themselves from their parents. There is too much of a clinging, instead of a breaking loose. The birds are better off than we are; they push their young out of the nest and set them free to fly. We do not, if we can help it. We rarely ever set our children free. And seldom do we give our husband or wife the freedom and independence that he or she is entitled to. There is too much of a clinging, a holding on; maybe because of jealousy or fear. For the most part, I think it is fear.
From The Master Speaks
The Healing Ministry