In this book, Michael Neill teaches that the intellect is only one facet of the mind, reminding us that we are not our thoughts.
Here's an extract for you to enjoy:
We all have within us a deeper essence that's untouched by conditioning and circumstances. We could call this part of us 'the light within' or 'the inner flame' and it's the source of our fundamental sense of inspiration, crackle and aliveness.
This inner glow is made of pure consciousness, but when we get caught up in the dream of thought, we get cut off from it. Most of us don't notice the disconnection at first, except as a vague sense of something not being quite right. Work just isn't as fulfilling as it once was, our partner isn't quite as handsome or beautiful or loving as we thought they were, and don't even get us started on what might be wrong with us...
Because we've been conditioned from birth to believe in the myth of an outside-in world, we assume the path back to wellbeing and joy and peace of mind must be through a better job or a better partner or working on becoming a better person. The irony is that the harder we work on changing ourselves in order to change the way we feel, the more distant we become from our true self, and the more important it seems to work on all those things, and the more lost we become.
So, regardless of what 'problem' we think we have, our only real problem is feeling cut off from our innate wisdom and wellbeing. And the moment we reconnect to that source energy, our problems stop being so problematic and we move into a new reality.