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September 2017 Archives

Do we not each go through what we can call the personal “seasons of life” during our lifetime on earth? We have all known, according to our years and experiences, the sweet springtime of youth, the deep summer of fulfillment, […]

Death releases us from the physical conditions manifested by our present nature, but not from the consciousness of this nature and those relationships inherent in its level of being . . .

We live in a stream of a living light that never stops pouring down upon us, even as it ceaselessly wells up from within us. The first part of this opening comment is obvious: sunlight streams down moment to moment […]

The pain of worrying about growing older is not “normal” as we have come to think of it. Instead, we are meant to welcome the changes of aging in order to prepare us to serve something Higher . . .

The only conviction a coward has is that someone or something else is responsible for what he refuses to face in himself.

The only things we fear in this life are the unconscious projections of our own consciousness not yet awakened to itself. For instance, a young child is unable to understand that the dark shadow on his bedroom wall isn’t a […]

Those who turn and run away, who quit when life asks of them more than they seem to have in that hour, prove real only their fears — and this is their sorrow. But let us press on past our […]

Persistent painful problems in life are born out of one essential weakness: our inability to direct and keep our attention on what we choose to be in relationship with in the moment.

Here is why a mind awakened to its own native silence never gets into a stew over what to do with any negative thought that appears within it: Just as light makes obvious whatever form is brought into it, so […]

Our True Self longs to be free and unencumbered by self-limiting, self-defeating, compulsive thoughts and feelings. The problem is, at our present undeveloped level, we believe that another person or event is causing our unhappy feelings. We want power over […]