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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 […]

Judging yourself, or others… seems to prove the presence of an innocent “you” — someone superior to the inferior character now being condemned. But reproving yourself, or others… is actually the avoidance of seeing yourself as you are in that […]

Awakening to Real Life occurs in direct proportion to waking up from our own sleeping nature — a fact which brings us face to face with some of life’s oldest and greatest spiritual mysteries. The myth of the phoenix, the […]

Perhaps you’ve worked hard to be more aware of yourself in the Now, and that for this effort you catch a glimpse of how quick you are to judge others, to criticize them for their “failings.” This pain that strains […]

Question: What is it that prevents us from knowing peace in times of uncertainty? How do we break through the barrier between us and true peace? Answer: Things, people, places, conditions are what most of us pursue to help erase […]

The inner path is lined with many trials and pitfalls. But there is nothing to be feared in this foreknowledge; in truth, these encounters with danger are actually stages of initiation; they are necessary points along the upper path where […]

In this life . . . we are unable to forget whatever remains unforgiven. So, if we won’t let go of some pain — whose time has now past — then who is to blame for the weight of this […]

Whenever you come upon a healing idea or a rescuing truth, it is almost always a surprise that you could have missed something that was so obvious for so long. Do you know the feeling? More than anything else, a […]

If one would not so easily bemoved to seek comfort for oneself, but instead choose to accept the effortless discomfort that life sometimes brings, then in these more difficult moments would one be naturally turned to seek his comfort not […]

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 […]