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Every daring dismissal of what we have already been is a conscious invitation to realize who we are yet to be.

No true spiritual growth is possible without (agreeing to) be uncomfortable.

Looking closely at ourselves, an honest self-appraisal reveals that no one strong, authoritative voice is giving us direction. Instead, many disparate voices vie for power. The cause of the resulting confusion and unhappiness lies in all those self-centered, touchy parts […]

The only higher facts that can transform our lives are those that have been made our own through firsthand experience. Until a child learns to walk for himself, he cannot move from place to place on his own, regardless of […]

Part of the development of character in a human being — which can only be nourished by humility — is a growing recognition of how totally and undeniably they have missed the mark. There is only one way that a […]

The real reason for our impatience is not the condition upon which we blame it: impatience — along with its dark fraternal twin, frustration — is born of our refusal to realize some present limitation and to remain conscious of […]

Learn never to blame another for the pain you feel, nor to complain about anything that life brings to your door; but this doesn’t mean to be accepting of those who would see you ache, nor should you be apathetic […]

We grow into the worlds above us — we are awakened to the kingdoms of higher consciousness within us — by outgrowing the worlds beneath us.

Only the person who never gives up in life, who persists with his wish to find and fulfill the promise of himself, makes this truly self-liberating discovery: those places that he once mistook as being impassible barriers to his happiness […]

The real reason why we must be willing to do the needed work for self-change is because we become what we despise about ourselves if we don’t change. To see the truth of this gives us reason, will, and courage […]