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In the end there is only one real freedom… and that is whether or not we give ourselves — freely — to what each moment asks of us.

Sometime early in the fifth century, a small fishing boat ran into a sudden unexpected squall. The storm shattered its mast and, without a sail, it soon drifted out of familiar waters and into the sea of a neighboring but […]

Spiritual freedom costs everything — in that only someone who will pay whatever it costs comes to the realization that he never had anything real to lose.

Real freedom is found not through obtaining powers or possessions but in understanding the “wanting” nature within us that feels a captive of anything that interferes with its desires.

In this life we will lose whatever we don’t work to maintain; and this includes our health, as well as our hope to know our place in God’s life. All said and done, hard work is the way to the […]

Early one morning, just as the sun is rising and throwing its gentle light through the bars of the one window that graces his prison cell, Armand is awakened by a sound he has never heard before. He knows immediately […]

The dark powers that presently govern this world are secretly dedicated to the denigration of character, which they slowly achieve through attrition, glorification of social imitation, and a growing sense of discouragement felt by anyone who sees the promise of […]

Fearless self-honesty is the secret cornerstone of true self-freedom.

William Shakespeare once said that one sure sign of a spiritually developing mind is its increasing capacity to simultaneously perceive the opposites. The following two Key Lessons help clarify this vital thought: Once we understand that all forces — even […]

When you run into a personal obstacle, you have not run into an outer condition that is denying you happiness. You have run into your own present life-level. Your level of being is what determines where you are at any […]