Summary: The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever by Michael Neil
Summary: The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever by Michael Neil

Summary: The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever by Michael Neil

Your thoughts guide your life. Please make them count.

Mind is the intelligence of all things; Consciousness makes you aware; and Thought is like the rudder of a ship. It guides you through life, and if you learn to use that rudder properly, you can guide your way through life far better than you ever imagined. You can go from one reality to another. You can find your happiness and when illusionary sadness comes from memories, you don’t try to figure it out. Please don’t try to do that – you’ll get yourself in trouble. All you have to do is realize that it’s Thought.

The second you realize that it’s Thought, you are touching the very essence of psychological experience. You’re back to the ‘now,’ you’re back to happiness. So don’t get caught up on a lot of details.


You live in the world of your thinking.

People think experience is coming at them from the outside in, but it’s actually coming through them from the inside out.

We’re living in the feeling of our thinking, not the feeling of the world.

‘Reality’ changes when viewed from different levels of understanding. The more we understand where our experience is coming from, the less frightened we’ll be of that experience. When our thoughts look real, we live in a world of suffering. When they look subjective, we live in a world of choice. When they look arbitrary, we live in a world of possibility. And when we see them as illusory, we wake up inside a world of dreams


To change your reality, start by changing the way you think.

Interventions tend to address symptoms without fundamentally correcting the source of our problems – a misunderstanding of where our experience is coming from. An insight is a new thought, containing information and wisdom outside our current knowledge. Insights change our world.

Mind + New Thought + Consciousness = New Reality

When we give up on trying to control our experience, we find ourselves moving effortlessly into higher levels of consciousness.


To reset yourself is to tap into your innate wisdom and wellbeing.

Every one of us has innate mental health. There’s nothing we need to do, be, have, get, change, practice, or learn in order to be happy, loving, and whole. Connection, presence, and well-being are a part of our ‘factory settings.’

The equivalent of our reset button is a deeper insight into the nature of the human experience. There is an intelligence behind the system and a kindness to the design. When we let go of trying to control our thoughts, this pre-existing intelligence will lead us back toward our innate wisdom and well-being.


To find your natural state of mind, give meditation a try.

When our mind is empty, it can be filled with insight from the natural intelligence that exists beyond our personal thinking. This natural intelligence is our innate wisdom.. When we listen without anything on our mind, we become receptive to a wisdom that comes from beyond the reach of our own experience.

Meditation – a quiet mind and a beautiful feeling – is our natural state.

There’s nothing we can do that will quiet the mind faster than doing nothing to quiet the mind. The less we have on our mind, the better life gets.


Everything you’re afraid to lose is just an illusion.

The moment we see that every feeling is just the shadow of a thought, we stop being scared of our feelings and just feel them.

We’re playing with the house’s money. There’s nothing real at stake.

When you’re playing to play, being alive is the best game in town. How things ultimately turn out isn’t up to us. It never was. If we do our bit and play our part, it’s remarkable how far we can go. And the only thing we have to lose is the illusion that something outside us can make us happy, safe, and secure.