Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Striving for emotional purity, then, is a valuable tool in the creation of your goals. If you are unaware of your emotional patterns, look at the pictures of your life. What do the pictures of your environment and relationships look like? Do you see lack of space, confinement, discord, disagreement, lack of unity, failure, repeating patterns of conflict? Be willing to acknowledge there may be a connection between your fears, weaknesses, expectations (or lack of expectations) and the pictures that you see. Be willing to become aware of your fears. An emotional pattern such as a fear of success will go on creating one picture of failure after another until it is corrected.